Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Washington Grain Commission assessments will drop by 48 percent - AgMinute for October 27, 2014


The Washington Grain Commission will receive about $4 million in assessments this year because of a smaller crop and lower prices, says CEO Glen Squires. That's down from about $7.6 million last year. Click here for the full story

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Huge apple crop pushes bin production - AgMinute for October 24, 2014


With a huge Washington apple crop, producers of wood and plastic apple bins say they are making more but decline to reveal production levels. KapStone, the region's main cardboard box manufacturer, had no comment. Click here for the full story

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WSU grad named Washington state veterinarian - AgMinute for October 22, 2014


A Washington State University graduate who has spent much of his career in New Mexico has been named Washington state veterinarian, the state Department of Agriculture announced Monday. Click here for the full story

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ranchers question value of wolf study - AgMinute for October 20, 2014


Washington State University large carnivore laboratory director Rob Wielgus hopes more ranchers will cooperate with his study into wolf and livestock conflicts. But regional ranchers are questioning the value of his research, saying they already know how the conflicts will go. Click here for the full story

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

First Cosmic Crisp growers picked - AgMinute for October 14, 2014


Washington State University has chosen the first growers to grow Washington's new Cosmic Crisp apple but they won't be planted until 2017. Click here for the full story

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Apple crop looks even larger than expected - AgMinute for October 8, 2014


Washington's huge apple crop is getting even larger. The key to a good year-long season is keeping shipments moving even at somewhat lower prices, sources say. Click here for the full story

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Otto has popular debut in wheat variety survey - AgMinute for October 7, 2014


A new Washington State University soft white winter wheat variety leaped to the top four varieties planted by the state's wheat farmers in 2014, according to a survey. Click here for the full story

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