Washington wheat growers disappointed in farm bill expiration

Absent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) and the Washington Grain Commission (WGC) are urging the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to immediately pass a short-term extension while continuing to work to pass a final bill as quickly as possible.
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WSU conference brings Women in Agriculture together to network, learn and gain inspiration

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska a unique opportunity to gather in 34 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers and practical advice for learning new skills.
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USDA announces CCC lending rates for October

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation has announced interest rates for October. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for October is 2.500 percent, up from 2.375 percent in September. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during October is 3.500 percent, up from 3.375 percent in September. Interest rates for...
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News Apples  YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2017 SEASON (Oct. 4) — Demand moderate. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Fuji 72s $17-20, mostly $17-19; 80-88s $16-20, mostly $17-19; 100s $14-18, mostly $15-17; 113s $14-17, mostly $14-16. Granny Smith 72s $18-22; 80s $16-22, mostly $18-22; 88s $16-20, mostly $16-18;...
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Labor market continued to improve in August

OLYMPIA — Washington’s economy added 9,100 jobs in August and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for August was 4.5 percent, according to the Employment Security Department. The August unemployment rate decreased slightly from the July 2018 unemployment rate of 4.6 percent and is the lowest rate for August since 1976. “The state data continues to demonstrate the...
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Eagle Rock Physical Therapy to open new clinic

Eagle Rock Physical Therapy in Brewster will soon open a new office in Okanogan. Dr. Shawn Isenhart will expand his practice to 2590 Elmway in Okanogan with a grand opening to be announced.
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IRIS | Chelan’s ‘Happy Hens’ creating awareness of ‘soil-focused farming’

This is the third in a series of eight stories featured ahead of the ninth annual NCW Community Success Summit, which IRIS (Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship) is convening in Pateros on Nov. 15.
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On Main Street | Highway 2 Brew

Sid and Margaret Viebrock's Highway 2 Brew has been holding down its corner of Waterville for 15 years. It gives local people a place to buy their coffee, and many commuters come to rely on it.
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Foster Creek District meets Oct. 3

MANSFIELD — The next meeting of the Foster Creek Conservation District Board will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 3  at the Mansfield Senior Center. For further information, contact Amanda Ward, district manager, at 888-6372.
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News   Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2017 SEASON (Sept. 20) — Demand moderate. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72-88s mostly 17-19; 100-113s mostly $16-18; 125s $15-17. Fuji 72-88s mostly $18-20; 100s mostly $15-17; 113s mostly $14-16. Granny Smith 72-80s mostly 18-22; 88s mostly $16-18; 100s mostly...
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