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Areas of Idaho and Oregon Eligible for Disaster Relief, Oregon Awarding Grants

  • Several counties in Idaho and Oregon have been declared primary natural disaster areas due to recent weather related issues.

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Yakima Airport to Receive Grant, New Flight to Portland

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., says the Yakima Airport will receive a $290,000 grant to boost travel service to Seattle and establish a new flight to Portland.

Cantwell says the money comes from the Small Community Air Service Development Grant Program

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Agricultural Businesses Set Sales Record, Idaho Dairy Cleared in Investigation

  • US farmers, ranchers, and fishery cooperatives set a new sales record in 2013, with total business volume of more than $246 billion.

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USDA Funding Nutrition Assistance, Farm Bureau Releases App

  • USDA has announced the National Institute of Food and Agriculture is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program more easily afford healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.

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USDA Helping Farmers Manage Risk, Foster Farms Chicken Recall

  • USDA has unveiled highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.

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Owner of Gorge Amphitheater Looking to Expand

On concert weekends, the Gorge Amphitheater becomes the largest community in rural Grant County.

Now owner Live Nation wants to improve and expand the scenic venue, upsetting residents who are tired of battling the crowds, the drinking and trespassing that often accompany the concerts

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Beef Checkoff Under Scrutiny, Departments of Agriculture Examining Tax Code

  • The United States Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging USDA to review and rewrite the Beef Checkoff.

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Consumer Spending Down, Bison Regulations

  • July was down on the consumer spending. But in the mean time the savings increased to the highest level.

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Dairy Protection Program Available, Waters of the U.S. Proposal Maps

  • Starting Sept. 2, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program.

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Wear on Chesterley Park Leads to Search for New Soccer Complex

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Yakima, but the city is short on soccer fields.

Rich Austin, director of sports for the Yakima Valley Sports Commission, says the city desperately needs a facility with up to 15 soccer fields

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