Agriculture

[10/4/19] Senator Hawkins Recognized

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North Central Washington’s State Senator Brad Hawkins received the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators. Hawkins, who serves the 12th Legislative District, is the ranking Republican on the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. He said he’s honored to receive the award for his efforts to help […]

[10/4/19] Apricot Crop Hit by Cold Weather

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A late cold snap last winter has cut the production of Washington apricots in half. The Washington State Fruit Commission says the state normally produces 5,000 tons of apricots per year. But the yield this year is only about 2,500 tons. Washington produces about 20 percent of the nation’s apricots. The commission says frost in […]

[9/6/19] Chelan County Fair Day 1 Market Results for Chelan Students

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**** Please note these results are not complete for the entire fair, only the market show (beef, swine, sheep, and goats) that took place today****   FFA Students:  Swine:  Aliyah Finch – Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine Ethan Strandberg – Callback – 6th overall Logan Oules – Blue Ribbon Clayton Reeves – Blue Ribbon Casandra […]

[9/3/19] Cattle Tag Rules Claim Convenience

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New rules for selling cattle in Washington are scheduled to take effect in October, hiking fees and nudging producers into using USDA-approved radio-frequency identification tags. Ranchers who use the “840” tags — a three-number international code for the U.S. — will be able to report sales online to the state Department of Agriculture. The department […]