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Ag Secretary Says Renewable Energy Creates Jobs, Food Availability Concerns

  • Developing renewable energy presents an enormous economic opportunity for rural America according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack.

    Vilsack says new funding provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program will help farmers, ranchers and rural small business owners incorporate renewable energy and energy efficiency technology into their operations while creating jobs and helping America become more energy independent.

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Work Begins on Tiger Marts

Yakima city crews are working this spring and summer to clean up four former Tiger Marts owned by the city.

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Farmland Film Debuts, Oregon Discussing Used Grains

  • The Film Farmland premiered last Thursday at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

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Government Program Open Trade Markets, Fish Passing Through Wanapum

  • The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service has helped more than 60 U.S. Ag organizations expand commercial export markets for American products through the Market Access Program.

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Greenhouse Gas Level Rising, Help for Hunger in Poor Countries

  • An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its report for policymakers titled "Climate Change 2014 -- Mitigation of Climate Change."

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Wanapum Crack to Cost Millions

A crack in the Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River and the ensuing reduction of water levels have prompted crews to spend $7 million on fish ladders for chinook salmon.

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Forestry Lawsuit Hearing, Milk Sales Questioned

  • The House Agriculture Conservation, Energy and Forestry Subcommittee held a public hearing on the impact of the Endangered Species Act and related legislation on the U.S. Forest Service.

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Selah Dance Wins Award, Weather Spotters Needed, More Briefs

  • Congrats to the Selah High School Viking Dance Team in recently taking first place in state academics for all 2A dance/drill teams in the state of Washington.

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Farm Bill Meetings Starting, Ethanol Use Growing

  • As part of its efforts to share information with stakeholders about the 2014 Farm Bill implementation process, the USDA has begun a series of 12 outreach meetings.

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Weather System Gets Funding, Obama Questioned Regarding Clean Water

  • President Barack Obama has signed the National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2014 into law.

    The bill authorizes appropriations for the National Integrated Drought Information System through fiscal year 2018 and requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to report to Congress on the implementation of the system.

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