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U.S. Gasoline Prices Surge
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Tesoro Savage Turmoil; Hog and Pig Inventory Increases

The largest oil-by-rail marine terminal in the nation proposed along the Columbia River in Washington is getting national news coverage. Fox News reports that environmental and tribal opposition have created a battle over Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy terminal planned to handle 360,000 barrels of crude oil a day...

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Fill ‘Er Up! Another 5-Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax Increase Goes Into Effect Friday In Washington State

Better top off the tank by Thursday night!

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Massive Tool Sale Is Happening Now At Harbor Freight Tools — I Need New Tools

When I was a kid, my dad had every tool ever made. I mean every kind of tool. Power tools, Alan wrench's, jacks, screwdrivers and everything.  As a result, I now keep my tool area stocked up. There are very few tools that I do not have. The ones I do not have is because of money. Freaking tools are so expensive. And 90 percent of the time, when I have to give my car or truck a tune up, or fix my washing machine, I need that 'specialty tool!' That 'specialty tool' usually costs and arm and a freaking leg and maybe half of an eye. HA My friend Jessi, who likes tools as much as me, told me about this huge sale for tools. They will even have some free items which makes me even more 'tool ecstatic!'

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Union Gap Old Town Days Brings Parade, Civil War Re-enactment & More Fun! [PHOTOS]

Union Gap Old Town Days is an excellent celebration. There is so much to do on June 18 at Fulbright Park. The Celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with the Union Gap Old Town Days parade on Main Street and First.

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Burned Coffee Grounds Get Rid Of Yakima’s Pesky Mosquitos

Ever since I have moved here, I called this place "Jurassic Yakima Valley!" I say this because every animal and insect is bigger than anywhere else I have lived, including Montana! (Although they are all pretty big there too.) The mosquitoes in Yakima are the biggest I have ever seen. They do not really like biting me, but for they sure love nibbling on the rest of my family.

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EU’s Commission to Weight in on Glyphsoate; $50 Million Settlement to Northeast Dairy Farmers

The weed killer glyphsoate might be impossible to purchase in the EU after sales licenses expire at the end of the month. Several governments are opposing Monsanto’s Round-up weed killer causing the EU, 28 member state to fall short of the necessary 65% vote threshold needed to reauthorize Round-up...

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5 Year Outlook for Livestock Producers “Good Times”; New Bing Crop Down 4%

The Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer for May is in and the results found farmers and ranchers less optimistic than April. Some of the decline in producers’ sentiment during May was attributable to changing perceptions about the livestock sector...

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California Central Valley Farming Communities Struggle With Drought
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H-2A Worker Program Failing Farmers and Workers, Crops left on the Ground

From California, Western Farm Press reports that strawberry and vegetable growers are leaving crops on the ground for lack of pickers. The farmers are angry that the H-2A worker program that was supposed to supply temporary foreign farm workers has failed them...

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Alltech Buys Ranch-Way Feed; New Safflower Plants Has Global Food Market Smiling

Alltech through Hubbard Feeds, has acquired Ranch-Way Feeds a leading animal nutrition company that has done business in the Western United States for more than 60 years...

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Farm Equipment Maker Deere Post 27 Percent Drop In Quarterly Profits
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Ag Vehicles Revamping Braking Requirements; Chinese Cargo Ships Turn Around Voiding USDA Inspection

Changes in Ag vehicle braking requirements for North America are under review. A task force of braking system experts from several North American-based equipment manufacturers along with developers and suppliers of vehicle braking systems has been comparing the current requirements to the demands current equipment and practices are placing on braking systems as well as comparing it to the rest of the world...

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ODA’s Fertilizer Program Finding False Claims; Agriculture Jobs Projection Looks Good

A popular fertilizer tool in agriculture and home gardening may not be what it claims to be according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Fertilizer Program...

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Deadly Wildfire Rages In Washington State
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$10 Million Funds to Restore Wildland Sagebrush Communities; Alfalfa Crop Damage Due Low Temps

Secretary Jewell Announces $10 Million for Projects to Increase Wildfire Resilience Across America and calls on congress to Fix Wildfire Suppression Fund...

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