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More invasive green crabs found near Sequim
Staff with Washington Sea Grant’s Crab Team say some scientists regard the green crab as one of the worst invasive species on the planet.

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Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
Reduction in varroa mites, a lethal parasite, is likely the main cause of the improvement.
Labor pains: Finding enough workers worries growers, packers
Labor pains: Finding enough workers worries growers, packers
Growers are more reluctant to talk about labor fearing they’ll attract U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents. Some have enough workers or think they will. Others are short and a shortage in California is already resulting in cherries not...
U.S. Wheat: Trump budget would ‘gut’ overseas marketing
U.S. Wheat: Trump budget would ‘gut’ overseas marketing
U.S. Wheat Associates joins a new coalition of agricultural organizations to protect funding for two federal programs that fund overseas marketing.
House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
The House passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit
Repair work begins at damaged California spillway
Crews aim to replace the lower portion of the spillway by Nov. 1.
Oregon wheat growers deal with additional stripe rust pressure
Oregon wheat growers deal with additional stripe rust pressure
Heavy snow and rain since last fall was great for thirsty wheat crops, but pathogens also flourish in such conditions.
Trump budget slashes farm bill funding
Trump budget slashes farm bill funding
USDA Secretary Purdue says there’s no sugarcoating the agency’s reduced budget but USDA will show it can do more with less and continue to serve agriculture and rural America.
Trump’s food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress
Republicans are still eying cuts to the program, but none as large as what Trump has proposed.
Purdue defends budget’s food stamp cuts to angry Democrats
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is defending the Trump administration's proposal to cut $191 billion from food stamps over the next 10 years
Monument size a concern as feds review status
New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association urged President Donald Trump to eliminate certain large-scale national monuments.

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Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other interests have been urging BLM for years to allow sales of wild horses.
House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
The House passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near...
Repair work begins at damaged California spillway
Trump’s food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress
Purdue defends budget’s food stamp cuts to angry Democrats

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Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming
Two years after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon, some vineyards in the state's hyper-fertile region along the California border...
Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries
Retired professor used seeds developed at UC Davis without gaining the university’s permission.
Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
Trump’s food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

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Food stamps, Medicaid on chopping block in Trump’s budget
Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year includes reductions to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare...
National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were steady to $20 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to $6 higher.
Western hay price report
West Coast grain price report
California shell egg price report

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Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other interests have been urging BLM for years to allow sales of wild horses.
Labor pains: Finding enough workers worries growers, packers
Growers are more reluctant to talk about labor fearing they’ll attract U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents. Some have enough...
U.S. Wheat: Trump budget would ‘gut’ overseas marketing
House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
Trump’s food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

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More invasive green crabs found near Sequim
Staff with Washington Sea Grant’s Crab Team say some scientists regard the green crab as one of the worst invasive species on the planet.
Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming
Two years after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon, some vineyards in the state's hyper-fertile region along the California border...
Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries
Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule