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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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Dog and Wine Walk and Cop Run Helping Charity, More Briefs

  • You can enjoy some great wine and a walk with your dog during the 6th annual Yakima Valley Pet Rescue Canine and Wine Walk.

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Family Field Day Facebook page
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Family Field Day Happening May 10

Mark your calendar for May 10th as that will be the date of the 11th Annual Family Field Day at the Yakima Greenway’s Sarg Hubbard Park.

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Agricultural Investment Provides Great Boost, Bigger Horses on Tourist Ranches

  • Studies have shown that every dollar invested in agricultural research returns $20 to the economy.

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Granger Cherry Festival This Weekend, More Briefs

  • For the past 66 years the city of Granger has been celebrating cherries and they will be celebrating again this weekend.

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Train Scheduling Impacting Farmers, Fighting E. Coli

  • Last week the U.S. Surface Transportation Board ordered BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway to direct all railcars to make fertilizer deliveries to avoid planting delays this spring.

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Tracking Swine Health, Sen. Johanns Trying to Change Ag Rules

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture is discussing the possibility of setting rules to require reporting of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreaks with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians to improve tracking of the disease.

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Meals on Wheels Program Holding Fundraiser

The Meals on Wheels program, which serves about 900 people in Yakima, is trying to deal with a $26,000 federal funding cut this year.

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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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Japan Cutting U.S. Beef Tariffs, Restaurant Menus Changing

  • Reuters reports Japan is considering cutting U.S. beef import tariffs to less than 10-percent from 38.5-percent as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

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