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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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Washington Parks proposes farmers pay to use trails - AgMinute for December 10, 2014


The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission iis working on a policy setting fees and terms for when farmers can use long-distance trails otherwise off-limits to motorized vehicles. Click here for the full story

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PNW cherry growers sell record crop - AgMinute for December 9, 2014


Cherry growers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah are invited to the 72nd annual Cherry Institute in Yakima, Wash., Jan. 16. They will discuss the record 2014 crop and ways to sell more cherries. Click here for the full story

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