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A global wine and wine grape broker tells Washington winemakers that the greatest opportunities right now are in premium wines.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — The world wine market is basically in balance but it is slightly oversupplied with generic value wines and a bit short of premium wines, a global wine broker says.“The opportunity is at the premium end,” Greg Livengood, a partner in Ciatti Co., a global wine a
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David Fry gives up after tense standoff that played out live on the Internet.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last holdout at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered and was arrested Thursday morning, bringing to a close the occupation that began Jan. 2. Three other holdouts at the wildlife refuge surrendered earlier Thursday morning.The holdouts were the last remnant
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Nevada rancher at center of 2014 standoff with BLM in custody.
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Budget proposal trims crop insurance premium subsidies, expands research.
President Obama has proposed $130 billion in mandatory spending and almost $25 billion in discretionary funding of the Department of Agriculture in his FY 2017 budget, a cut of $9 billion from the current budget.But during a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture is hosting a pair of meetings to answer questions about the spraying plan.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture proposes to spray 8,674 acres in North Portland this spring to head off a potential infestation of destructive gypsy moths.Aerial sprayings tend to cause public scrutiny and worry, however, even when it involves a biological insecticide that’s been success
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Oregon House moves closer on wolf delisting measure.
SALEM — The removal of wolves from Oregon’s list of endangered species has been approved by a key legislative committee, potentially jeopardizing a lawsuit that challenges the delisting.Last year, Oregon wildlife regulators found that wolves had sufficiently recovered to delist them un
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More relaxed hemp production rules, which allow the crop to be grown from cuttings and in greenhouses, are up for a vote before the Oregon House.
SALEM — Oregon hemp growers would be free to propagate the crop from cuttings and propagate it from cuttings under a bill that’s headed for a vote in the House.Under current law, hemp can only be seeded directly outdoors in fields at least 2.5 acres in size, which was intended to facil
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A standoff orchestrated by a group of ranchers at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon has raised awareness about efforts among Western states to force the federal government to turn federal lands over to state control.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Rep. Ken Ivory is on the front line of an approaching legal battle to wrestle millions of acres of land from federal control, and legislators in other Western states are intently watching his progress.The Utah Republican says Western economies have long been held hostage
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Last of refuge occupiers are surrounded at campsite.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off.The tense standoff between law enforcement officers and th
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Washington State University has renamed the apple variety WA 2 "Sunrise Magic" and hopes that and a new commercialization system propels it with growers.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has re-introduced an apple variety from its breeding program in Wenatchee that it first released six years ago.Initially only known by its breeding name, WA 2, the apple didn’t catch on with growers or marketers because it had no name. The i
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Washington state senator warns against piling a carbon tax on top of a carbon cap.
OLYMPIA — A carbon cap as ordered by Gov. Jay Inslee and a carbon tax as proposed by an initiative would be a chilling combination for Washington’s business climate, the chairman of the Senate Energy and Environment Committee said Tuesday.Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, presided over a
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Washington apple prices improving.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — With Washington’s 2015 apple crop approaching the halfway point in the sales season, prices continue to improve and grower returns should be good. “All in all, it looks like the 2015 season will have about the same returns as 2013 and 2011, net returns of $500
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