Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Agriculture may contribute to air pollution, state says - AgMinute for April 16, 2014


Agricultural ammonia and nitrogen from vehicles in certain weather conditions are believed to be causing high nitrate levels that can be harmful near Yakima, Wash. Farm fertilizers and dairies might be sources of the ammonia. Click here for the full story

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Small town to get grape crushing plant - AgMinute for April 15, 2014


A wine grape crushing facility is being planned for George, Wash., which will boost city revenues and may spark development of an industrial park. Click here for the full story

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Friday, April 11, 2014

WSU puts decision-making tools online for farmers - AgMinute for April 11, 2014


Online tools from Washington State University will help farmers access research information to make grain variety selections and manage nitrogen fertilizer. Drew Lyon, leader of the WSU Extension Small Grains research team, welcomes grower feedback. Click here for the full story

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fruit trees blooming early in Central Washington - AgMinute for April 9, 2014


Warm temperatures, particularly at night, are hastening blossom of Central Washington fruit trees and allowing more time for frost damage. Click here for the full story

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Washington wants to add 100,000 ag acres by 2020 - AgMinute for April 8, 2014


Washington hopes to add 100,000 more acres of working farmland by the year 2020. Natural resources assessment section supervisor Kirk Cook says the state wants to combat losses of prime farmland to development, particularly in western Washington. Click here for the full story

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Dairies, ranchers beset by too many elk - AgMinute for April 3, 2014


A state senator has called a meeting to address a problem of elk consuming forage on dairies and ranches meant for feeding dairy and beef cattle. Click here for the full story

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Apple commission gains MAP money - AgMinute for March 19, 2014


The Washington Apple Commission will receive more federal export promotion money in the next fiscal year and adopts an increased budget. Click here for the full story

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