Life can be an uphill battle

It seemed like such a good idea, as most bad ideas do initially. My motives were sound and intentions genuine. I’d help the environment while whipping myself into shape.
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Supporting teaching health centers to boost rural care

Delivering high quality health care in rural communities — including those in Central Washington — has long been a growing challenge.
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When should farmers retire?

Retirement from a farm business may not mean moving away or giving up on mentoring the next generation, but it does entail transferring management decisions to someone else.
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Crop insurance is vital part of wheat producers’ financial plans

How many people can go multiple years without being paid for the work they do? For farmers, that situation is all too common, as a crop can be destroyed by hail, fire, drought, or other factors, ruining a year’s worth of work very quickly. 
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In celebration of friends

“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.”
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Letter to the Editor

Museum donation The Douglas County Historical Society Museum sends sincere appreciation to Scott Rock of Rock Steel Structure Inc. for their generous donation to fix the roof at the museum in Waterville. Generous donations such as Scott’s allows us to continue our work for our community, the county and many visitors. Thank you, Scott. Sharon LaCrosse, secretary Douglas County Museum...
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Adventures with houseplants

They sat unassumingly on a shelf in the gardening department. I was on the hunt for fertilizer, but these little potted beauties caught my eye and caused me to pause.
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Provide for cover crops in insurance guide

Farmers manage crops, maintain equipment and market products, often while balancing a second job and family demands.
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Without overseas trade, Washington’s wheat industry would suffer

WAWG fights to protect crop insurance and agricultural trade vital to Washington’s economy By the Washington Association of Wheat Growers With approximately 90 percent of Washington’s wheat being exported overseas, it isn’t an exaggeration to say that trade is the lifeblood of Washington wheat farmers. The agriculture industry relies heavily on funding from the Market Access Program...
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Progress on Central Washington issues

Hurry up and wait. That’s a well-known phrase that can often apply to the way Congress operates: gradual starts followed by sudden momentum. 
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