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Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California’s housing struggles
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Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California’s housing struggles
The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike

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China ‘regrets’ US leaving postal union amid trade dispute
Trump has said the 144-year-old UPU puts U.S. businesses at a disadvantage.
Winter canola growers advised to check for grasshoppers
Winter canola growers advised to check for grasshoppers
Winter canola farmers should monitor their fields for grasshoppers. Seven to 12 grasshoppers in a square meter would merit some action, says Dale Whaley, Washington State University Extension educator in Douglas County.
Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace
Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001.
Idaho’s wheat crop sets record for yield
Idaho’s wheat crop sets record for yield
Good growing conditions — soil moisture, temperatures and timely rains — contributed to above-average yields this year in the Pacific Northwest.
Cosmic Crisp to get $10 million marketing push
Cosmic Crisp to get $10 million marketing push
Specifics aren’t being revealed, but Washington State University and the firm it hired to help manage commercialization of its new’s Cosmic Crisp apple say they will spend $10 million in early promotions.
Oregon Measure 103 Asks: Should Grocers Have Constitutional Protections?
Measure 103 would change the Oregon Constitution, prohibiting lawmakers from imposing a new “tax, fee, or other assessment” on the “sale or distribution” of groceries.
Western Innovator: Farmer tends crops from A to Z
Western Innovator: Farmer tends crops from A to Z
Lee James’ Tierra Vegetables takes crop diversification to the max.
Remote-sensing study of alfalfa aims to predict bloom
Remote-sensing study of alfalfa aims to predict bloom
Managing bee incubation in step with bloom has been done largely based on growers’ longtime knowledge
Otter endorses ballot initiative to revive horse racing
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is endorsing a ballot initiative in the November election seeking to legalize horse race betting devices that could revive live horse races
Clover growers face herbicide impasse
Clover growers face herbicide impasse
Oregon clover farmers are examining alternative ways to access Python herbicide after its manufacturer decided against seeking federal registration for the crop.

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