Legislative session begins

The state Supreme Court’s Hirst and McCleary decisions will continue to occupy lawmakers’ time this legislative session as they work on ways to address the rulings’ fallout.

State wants radio frequency ID for some cattle

The state Department of Agriculture wants to update rules on livestock identification, including requiring radio frequency identification in some cases.

WTO decision could open Indonesian market for apples

Washington apples should get improved access to the Indonesian market in the wake of a World Trade Organization ruling.

Women in Agriculture sessions planned in Nespelem, Republic

The Women in Agriculture conference, planned for Nov. 18, will be held at several sites around the Northwest, including Nespelem and Republic.

Health alert issues for some poultry products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that poultry products produced by Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc., of Portland, Ore., may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Crop insurance deadlines announced

A new sales closing date has been announced for late fiscal filers for the whole-farm revenue protection policy.

Ag producers can get financial help

Agricultural producers of all sizes can take advantage of financial assistance program offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

'Washington Grown' features apple industry

An episode of “Washington Grown” featuring the Washington apple industry will air this weekend on two TV stations and will be available on Facebook and YouTube.

Women in Agriculture conference comes to Nespelem, Republic

The Women in Agriculture conference is set for Nov. 18, with 40 remote locations around the Northwest including Nespelem and Republic.

Apple crop expected to be smaller than last year's

Washington’s 2017 apple crop is expected to be slightly smaller than last year’s crop.

Vejraska registers eighth-most Angus cattle in state

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Todd Vejraska, Omak, tied for eighth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Washington with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2017, which ended Sept. 30.

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Fair successes, shortcomings outlined

Members of the Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee talked about successes and shortcomings of the Sept. 7-10 fair during a gathering Sept. 14.

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Fair draws higher receipts, attendance than in 2016

The Sept. 7-10 Okanogan County Fair brought in higher gate receipts, had higher attendance, and drew more exhibitors and more exhibits than the 2016 fair, according to county records.

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Okanogan County Fair wraps up today

The annual Okanogan County Fair wraps up its four-day run today at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

Vejraskas elected as Angus convention delegates

FORT WORTH, Texas - Omak father and son ranchers Craig and Todd Vejraska have been elected as delegates to the 134th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.