Friday, February 27, 2015

Hard cider makers lobby for their own association - AgMinute for February 27, 2015


Washington hard cider makers are lobbying to break away from winemakers and form their own marketing association. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com

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Friday, February 13, 2015

$100 million or more at stake in Washington piece-rate case - AgMinute for February 13, 2015


A lawsuit over whether piece-rate pay includes compensation for rest breaks will be heard by the Washington Supreme Court. If growers lose, it could cost them $100 million or more in back pay to employees. Click here for the full story

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

‘Dryland’ makes waves across region - AgMinute for January 26, 2015


The agriculture-themed documentary, "Dryland," about two Lind, Wash., farmers coming of age, screens Feb. 6 at the Spokane International Film Festival. That's one of the latest stops for the film around the Pacific Northwest. Click here for the full story

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On need for manure bill, farm lobbyists say bull - AgMinute for January 21, 2015


Farm groups are lobbying against a proposal to set up a new state program to regulate manure applications. Click here for the full story

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Washington lawmakers push for higher minimum wage - AgMinute for January 19, 2015


Washington lawmakers propose gradually raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2019. Click here for the full story

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Washington lawmaker introduces ag-gag bill - AgMinute for January 15, 2015


Washington Rep. Joe Schmick has introduced a bill modeled after Idaho's law. Click here for the full story

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bird flu barrier forces Washington hatchery to kill healthy chicks - AgMinute for January 14, 2015


A Bellingham, Wash., hatchery was forced to euthanize 22,000 healthy chicks Jan. 9 because of trade restrictions imposed by Canada after bird flu was found in non-commercial flocks in south-central Washington. Click here for the full story

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