Congress approves wheat growers’ request to fund falling numbers research

For more than a year, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers and the Washington Grain Commission have been working with a group of Pacific Northwest industry stakeholders and members of the region’s federal delegation to increase falling numbers research funding through an appropriations request.
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Liquid gold brings clarity

In many parts of the world people walk miles just to access it. Here in the U.S. we may take it for granted because for most of us it comes from the tap with the flick of a wrist.
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Chinese tariffs hit Washington wheat growers and voters

Pacific Northwest farmers are bracing for serious losses in the Chinese market after the country announced its intentions to impose a 25 percent tariff on all U.S. wheat in reaction to tariffs imposed by President Trump on Chinese goods.
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Adventures in plastic storage

It was going to be a busy day. I had a to-do list longer than a Minnesota winter or a Texas summer — take your pick.
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USDA ignored public support of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule

The Center for Rural Affairs stands for rural communities and we, too, believe that an essential foundation for vital rural communities consists of a healthy economy and diverse farming models.
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Pursuing happiness: An interview with Judge John Hotchkiss

Taylor Schoenberg is a junior at Waterville High School and a student in Jessie Swider's English class. Schoenberg chose to write about Douglas County Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss for a class assignment focusing on an event, person or group that pursues happiness.
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Finding your own courage

I’m going to be bold and declare we’ve all got a fair amount of courage within us.
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Working lands and crop insurance could offer conservation opportunities in the farm bill

Many issues surrounding conservation are decided at the time of farm bill renewal.
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‘Geronimo Stilton’ becomes a best-selling children’s book series

Not since Mickey has a mouse entertained so many children. Starting as an Italian children’s book in 2000, “Geronimo Stilton” has become an enormously popular children's chapter book series worldwide.
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Solving a crushing dilemma

My family goes through a few — okay more than a few — aluminum cans.
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