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Asparagus farmers balance bigger yields, higher costs
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Asparagus farmers balance bigger yields, higher costs
Washington asparagus farmers have to balance labor and seed costs with bigger yields and higher prices. The industry won’t feel the effects of paid sick leave until next year, says farmer Gary Larsen, chairman of the state asparagus commission.

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Snohomish Conservation District honors farmers
Snohomish Conservation District honors farmers
Snohomish Conservation District hands out awards
WSU: Stink bugs infesting Puget Sound region
The majority of stink bug sightings are from King, Pierce and Thurston counties.
Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency
For years, desperate patients and parents have pushed for wider access to medical marijuana products.
Brown marmorated stink bug reports increase
Brown marmorated stink bug reports increase
Washington State University entomologists are receiving increasing reports of brown marmorated stink bugs, mostly from Western Washington.
Washington farmers get sympathy over elk problem
Washington farmers get sympathy over elk problem
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Western Innovator: A new market for landrace grains
Western Innovator: A new market for landrace grains
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Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon
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Compensation to ranchers small part of Washington’s wolf budget
Compensation to ranchers small part of Washington’s wolf budget
Washington spent $1.2 million on wolves in 2017. The portion that went to compensate ranchers for losses was $3,700
Conservation district to Hangman Creek farmers: Tell your story
Conservation district to Hangman Creek farmers: Tell your story
Spokane Conservation District staffers met with farmers in the watershed to offer help and advice on addressing water quality.
Priest Rapids Dam leak blamed on adhesion loss
Priest Rapids Dam leak blamed on adhesion loss
A loss of adhesion between two layers of concrete is responsible for a leak in Priest Rapids Dam south of the town of Desert Aire, Wash., public utility officials say.

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