Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New wolf pack moves into Washington state - AgMinute for September 17, 2014


A Washington rancher says wolves in the new Profanity Peak pack have been preying on their livestock. Click here for the full story

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Washington cranberry growers like crop, if not market - AgMinute for September 16, 2014


Western Washington's warm summer has cranberry growers on the coast looking forward to a robust fall harvest, but demand for the fruit looks less certain. Click here for the full story

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Counties receive payments for ESA limits - AgMinute for September 5, 2014


Two Southwest Washington counties received compensation for restrictions imposed by the Endangered Species Act, but the compensation fund is exhausted and counties say they still need help. Click here for the full story

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Researcher finds new nematode in Washington state - AgMinute for September 4, 2014


The new nematode, found on several sites in Washington State for the first time, is closely related to a common nematode and isn't any more harmful, said WSU plant pathologist Tim Murray. Click here for the full story

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Rancher left ‘high and dry’ by canceled wolf hunt - AgMinute for September 3, 2014


The Stevens County sheep rancher said he was left "high and dry" when state wildlife officials called off a wolf hunt, forcing him to move his flock to keep it from being attacked. Click here for the full story

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Pacific Northwest pear forecast increases - AgMinute for August 28, 2014


The Pacific Northwest pear crop is about 1.5 million boxes larger than forecast in May but still smaller than last year's record which should offset loss of exports to Russia. Click here for the full story

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Large apple crop holds down processing prices - AgMinute for August 27, 2014


Big apple crops in the United States and Europe will be challenged by Russia's boycott. Washington growers hope weather stays good for maximum quality. Click here for the full story

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