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Breast Cancer Awareness Increasing Number of Survivors

October is breast cancer awareness month, a disease that more and more women are now surviving thanks to early detection.

Nancy Roher is director of Memorial Hospitals' Ohana Mammography Center who says women in their early 20s need to do self exams and have a mammography beginning at age 40 and then every year after that

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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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Climate Smart Agriculture Program Launches, Foodborne Pathogen Breakthrough Sought

  • As the Obama administration announced the launch of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said long term global food security depends on us acting together now.

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Yakima Greenway On Board With Task Force Outdoor Recreation Recommendation

The Yakima Greenway fully supports the Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on parks and outdoor recreation.

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Asia-Pacific Trade Negotiations Ongoing, Willamette River Under Health Advisory

  • Top U.S. trade officials are expected to meet with Japanese trade officials this week in Washington.

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Bacteria Resistance to Antibiotics Examined, Money for Renewable Energy

  • President Barack Obama signed an executive order announced Thursday calling for a five-year plan to track highly resistant bacterial infections.

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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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Yakima County Health District Waiting on Test Results for Three Kids

Officials from the Yakima County Health District are waiting on test results as three kids from Yakima are being treated for a respiratory illness at Seattle's Childrens' Hospital.

The health district's Diane Bock says they hope to learn this week what is making the kids sick and if that sickness is linked to an illness that is hit kids in a dozen states

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Kharpa Beetle Comes Through Atlanta Airport, Idaho Sees Virus Numbers Rise

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recently intercepted the insect described as the world’s most destructive insect pest of grain products and seeds.

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Study on Pesticides Show Concern for Aquatic Life, Sausage Recall for Milk

  • The U.S. Geological Survey claims a 20-year study shows levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas.

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