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Beekeepers build high-tech storage to improve hive survival
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Beekeepers build high-tech storage to improve hive survival
Idaho beekeepers are building modern storage facilities to protect their bees during the winter to so they can take full advantage of strong demand for their pollination services.

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Western Innovator: Making farmers’ markets successful
Western Innovator: Making farmers’ markets successful
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Western Innovator: Building a market for triticale
Western Innovator: Building a market for triticale
Ritzville, Wash., family starts raising triticale and rye to build own markets.
As farmers worry, Agriculture Department will promote trade
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is creating a top post at the department to handle trade and foreign agricultural matters
Senate Democrats advance pot tax competing with governor’s
Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed in January that the state impose a 10 percent sales tax on recreational pot.
ISDA sets chemigation licensing, training seminars
The seminars will be followed by special exam sessions for obtaining a chemigation category license.
Oregon brewery plans to build wastewater treatment facility
The new plant at the brewery’s headquarters will be able to process more than 150,000 gallons of wastewater per day.
Washington Gov. Inslee announces trade mission to Mexico
Mexico was the seventh-largest export market for all Washington state food and agricultural products in 2016.
Researchers concerned about resistant Texas psyllids
Researchers concerned about resistant Texas psyllids
A study showing psyllids throughout Texas are resistant to neonicitinoid insecticides has researchers in the Northwest concerned.
Ag pilots take precautions as drones proliferate
Ag pilots take precautions as drones proliferate
Agricultural pilots are increasingly looking to upgrade the glass in their cockpits due to growing prevalence of drones in their airspace, and they’re advocating for several policies to make the technology as safe as possible.
Kellogg 1Q profit tops forecasts on lower costs
Changing strategies pay off as consumer trends shift away from processed foods in North America.

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