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[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 […]

[7/27/19] Aid for Cherry Growers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced details yesterday of a $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agriculture producers affected by retaliatory tariffs by China. The Market Facilitation Program, which provides direct payments and financial relief to producers, included aid for Northwest cherry growers. The provision was secured by Representative Dan Newhouse and Senator Maria […]

[2/1/19] WASHINGTON APPLES RECEIVE $8.4 MILLION IN TRADE MITIGATION FUNDS

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The Washington Apple Commission will be receiving $8,457,600 through the USDA Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) Program funding. The ATP program, funded at $200 million, will develop and grow export markets to mitigate adverse effects of trade conflicts with foreign countries. “We appreciate the USDA’s support of the apple industry and their understanding of the challenges […]