Thursday, May 21, 2015

Organic checkoff draws supporters, detractors AgMinute for May 21, 2015


The Organic Trade Association has petitioned USDA for a checkoff program for organic after more than 5,000 organic farms and businesses weighed in on the proposal and supported it 2 to 1. Click here for the full story.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Roza District keeps looking for water; forecast drops May 20, 2015


Summer water supply in Washington's Yakima Basin is now forecast at 44 percent of normal because of drought. A major irrigation district continues its quest for water to lease. Click here for full story

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

State agency: Water prices high, supplies tight - AgMinute for April 28, 2015


A state agency projects that water will be expensive and hard to come by in the drought-stricken Yakima Basin. Click here for the full story

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Friday, April 24, 2015

WSU livestock specialist fights false food fears with education - AgMinute for April 24, 2015


Washington State University Extension northeast regional livestock specialist Paul Kuber took over a key position in February. Kuber wants to provide processors and ranchers with the information they need to make important decisions. Click here for the full story

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Water managers respond to deepening Yakima Basin drought - AgMinute for April 23, 2015


The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has started drawing down Yakima Basin reservoirs and an irrigation district is rationing water — two signs the drought has taken hold. Click here for the full stories

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Washington Senate and House agree on rail fertilier hauling - AgMinute for April 17, 2015


The Washington Senate and House have agreed that trains hauling nitrogen fertilizer won’t have to add crew members, a proposal that farm lobbyists warned would have raised freight costs for growers. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com

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