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EPA Fights Back Over Water Rules, Agricultural Stats for 113th Congress

  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy feels her efforts to meet with farmers and ranchers and policymakers on the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule has been worth it.

    Agriculture owners believe the proposal means the EPA wants to regulate all ditches and the American Farm Bureau Federation has been calling on EPA to ditch the rule.

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Biosolid Fertilizers Concerning to Toppenish Group

It is called biosolid or sludge; treated sewage that is used as fertilizer in many areas of Eastern and Central Washington.

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Dairy Provides Big Boost to Yakima Valley

Dairy is big business in Washington and according to a WSU economic study, Yakima County's 69 dairy farms likely average $10 million per farm, employ 20-30 people and generate approximately $500 million to the valley's local economy.

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U-Pick Farms Bring in Tourists

Ag tourism is a big draw for visitors from around the state and that is good news to Jim Blonde who, along with his wife, own West Valley U-Pick on Zier Road.

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Death Tax Repeal Act Moving Forward, Migrant Workers Battling Farms

  • Texas Congressman Kevin Brady’s Death Tax Repeal Act has 218 co-sponsors. The proposed legislation would repeal estate taxes.

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Farm Conference Discussing Cow Future

A few hundred ranchers are in Yakima this weekend to talk about beef.

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Cherry Crop Hits 20 Million, Cosmic Crisp Hits Market in 2019

  • The Northwest cherry crop is being estimated at 20 million boxes according to the latest count determined during the 2014 Five-State Cherry Growers meeting.

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New Apple Developed by WSU

The newest variety of apple developed by Washington State University is one step closer to supermarkets with the announcement of its brand name.

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Cherry Crop Looking Promising

The cherry trees are still in bloom but growers say the 2014 crop in Washington looks promising.

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Farm Bureau Concerned Over Water Rules, College Ag Ambassadors

  • The American Farm Bureau Federation has carefully reviewed EPA’s proposed waters of the U.S. rule and AFBF President Bob Stallman says the results of the review are dismaying.

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