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Avian Influenza Affecting Trade, California Egg Laws Causing Uncertainty

  • Following the confirmation of avian influenza in the Northwestern U.S., South Korea has banned U.S. imports of poultry for 21 days.

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Immigration Action Creating Farmworker Shortage

Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California fear a greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to protect some 5 million people from deportation.

Manuel Cunha of the Fresno-based Nisei Farmers League said that 50,000 California farmworkers may leave seasonal field jobs for year-around work building homes, cooking in restaurants and cleaning hotel rooms

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Lawsuit to be Filed Over Wildfire Claims

More than 150 property owners are preparing to sue the state of Washington over wildfire damage claims that have been denied by the state Department of Natural Resources.

Brewster attorney Alex Thomason told the Capital P

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Yakima Officials Looking to Fight Gangs with Money From Federal Government

It is no secret that when it comes to federal gang funding a majority of the money goes to large cities but Yakima city officials have been demanding that more of that federal money come to smaller cities.

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Biomass Removed From Federal Lands, Senate Passes Extender Bill

  • USDA announced more than 200,000 tons of biomass removed from federal lands will help reduce the risk of forest fires and provide feedstock for advanced energy facilities.

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Senate Committee Assignments Announced, Crop Insurance Expands

  • GOP leaders in the Senate announced new committee assignments for the next Congress on Monday.

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Environmental Incentive Program Under Review, More Opposition to Labeling Laws

  • USDA is seeking public comment on how it intends to improve the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, or EQIP, one of USDA's largest conservation programs.

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Yakima One of Many Counties Taking Unique Strategy to Floods

As heavy rain threatens to flood rivers this winter, many floodplain managers are trying to work with nature, rather than against it, to keep waterways from overflowing.

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Inslee to Unveil State Budget This Week

Gov. Jay Inslee says he will unveil his budget ideas this week, starting with dollars for education.

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Yakima Trolleys Hoping for Money in 2015 Budget

When the Yakima City Council considers approving the city's 2015 budget, Yakima Trolleys will be waiting to see if its funding request is met.

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