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Yakima Residents Capture Spectacular Smoky Sunsets Caused By Washington State Wildfires [PHOTOS]

Probably the only silver lining to the numerous wildfires consuming much of Washington state -- and which are enveloping the Yakima Valley with smoke -- is the spectacular sunsets the past couple of nights.

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Internet Access of U.S. Farms Grows; Currency Manipulation a Big Issue in TTP Talks

A report released this week by USDA shows 70 percent of U.S. farms and ranches now have access to internet. The Computer Usage and Ownership report by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service shows a three percent increase in internet access since 2013. DSL remained th

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USDA Request Stockpiling Avian Flu Vaccine; American Feed Industry Assoc. Say the FDA Over Step Their Power

USDA has announced a request for proposal to stockpile vaccine doses in preparation for another potential wave of highly pathogenic avian influenza. While the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has not approved use of a vaccine, the agency wants to ensure it is available should it be needed. The emergency s

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Global CO2 Levels Reach Unprecedented Monthly Highs
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Changes in Ethanol Blend Could Increase Carbon Emissions; Aug. 15 is Oregon Native Bees Awareness Day

In a recent study by the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois in Chicago, A proposal by the EPA to change ethanol blending rules would significantly increase carbon emissions to the equivalent of adding nearly one million more passenger vehicles on the road

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Federal Cleanup Crew Spills 3 Million Gallons Of Toxic Mine Waste In Colorado's Animas River
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Waters of the U.S. Rule Being Challenged; Trans-Pacific Partnership on Track to Pass

A coalition of 13 states have asked a federal judge to block the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule slated to take effect later this month. The attorney generals for eight of the 13 states filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Cour

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Federal Cleanup Crew Spills 3 Million Gallons Of Toxic Mine Waste In Colorado's Animas River
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Monsanto Merger Facing Tough Opposition; EPA Takes Blame for Mining Waste Spill

Several farm and consumer groups are seeking to derail the proposed deal Monsanto has offered to Syngenta as a possible merger/takeover. Ag Professional reports coalitions of opponents are being formed and market analysis are being conducted. It comes though

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Looking to Wrap Up; Price of Meat Remains Unchanged

Following what the L.A. Times called a disappointing round of talks in Hawaii, negotiators for the 12 nations included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership are still hoping to wrap the trade deal up sometime this month. It's almost cer

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Drop in Corn and Soybean Prices; Agricultural Production Up.

Grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

The latest

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Heavy Rains Pound Southern California
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Federal Judge Rule Against an Idaho Law; They Expect This El Nino to be the Strongest in Recent History

Direct from the pages of the Idaho Statesman: “A federal judge ruled last week that an Idaho law making it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities violates the right to free speech.The effect of th

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Historical Route 66 Increasingly Threatened By Development
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U.S. Highway Trust Fund’s Power Extended; USDA Bring Broadboard to Rural Areas

Farm groups are disappointed that Congress failed to pass a long-term highway funding bill before its August recess. Congress voted to extend the United States Highway Trust Fund's authorization through Oct. 29, the second

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