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Freeze damage shows up in Washington, Oregon blackberries
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Freeze damage shows up in Washington, Oregon blackberries
Oregon and Washington blackberry crops expected to be reduced by cold damage

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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.
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
Reduction in varroa mites, a lethal parasite, is likely the main cause of the improvement.
Generic maraschino cherry promotions nearing end
Generic maraschino cherry promotions nearing end
The future of the National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation and generic promotions of maraschino cherries is questionable after this year because processors no longer want to participate.
Monument size a concern as feds review status
New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association urged President Donald Trump to eliminate certain large-scale national monuments.
Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot
The blaze started about 3 miles north of Leavenworth Tuesday and spread to a timber storage area for cedar logs.
Puget Sound tribe’s proposal alarms farmers
Puget Sound tribe’s proposal alarms farmers
North Puget Sound tribe that led What's Upstream alarms farmers with proposal to redefine its territory
Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs
Both Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt portray the environmental agency as a job-killing federal bureaucracy.
Quincy to Seattle ag rail shipments discussed
Quincy to Seattle ag rail shipments discussed
The Northwest Seaport Alliance and inland ports are talking about shipping agricultural commodities by rail from Eastern Washington to the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. The Port of Quincy is ready as a test pilot.
Mexican trip reassures WSDA director about trade ties
Mexican trip reassures WSDA director about trade ties
Trip to Mexico reassures Washington Agriculture Director Derek Sandison that trade relation is on an even keel

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