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Ag Appropriations Bill Not Finalized, Farmers Market Directory Increasing

  • Congress broke for the August recess last week leaving the Fiscal Year 2015 agriculture appropriations bill on the table which funds the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

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Millions Coming to State to Help Fix Road Near Oso

The federal government says it's giving Washington state $35 million to rebuild State Route 530, which was damaged in the Oso landslide in March.

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene says the money's coming from an emergency relief program at the federal Department of Transportation

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Tax on Sweetners Proposed, Slow Visas Effecting Farm Workers

  • Democratic Representative Rosa Delauro of Connecticut introduced a federal sweetener tax bill to congress Wednesday.

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Council to Tackle Utility Tax Question in August

The Yakima City Council will be talking about a possible lowering of the city utility tax in August.

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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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City of Yakima
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City Council Retreat Focusing on Priorities, Future of City

The Yakima City Council will hold a retreat tomorrow to talk about the future and the goals for the city.

One of the topics of discussion will be a lesson on how to handle difficult and complex decisions

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Oil Companies Accused of Anti-Competitive Practice, Wildfire Victims Getting Financial Help

  • After a year, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar have again asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to study possible anti-competitive practices regarding certain oil companies.

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Bins of Light Art Project for Underpass To Be Decided

With the completion of the Martin Luther King Jr. underpass the Yakima City Council will be faced with a decision.

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USDA Changing on Genetically Engineered Info, National Farmers Market Week in August

  • In February 2013 the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service proposed sharing information with state regulators about genetically engineered organisms released in their jurisdictions.

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USDA Helping with Organic Certification, Farmers and EPA Still

  • USDA has announced $13 million in Farm Bill funding is now available for organic certification cost-share assistance.

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