STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER George Washington's Hurricane
On July 23-24, 1788 a hurricane moved through the Mid-Atlantic States. That storm is often referenced as the George Washington Hurricane as it was mentioned in his diary. As the storm approached Virgi... Posted on 8/14/13 at 9:42 PM
WASHINGTON — When farmers, agribusiness executives and conservationists visiting Washington get tired of walking the halls of Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, they can now visit the only legitimate agricultural or farm exhibit within the nation’s capital: the restored Peirce Mill, a 19th century commercial flour mill and its grounds, where an apple orchard will be replanted this spring.
YAKIMA, Wash. — After 10 years of negotiations, sweet cherry growers in the United States can now export their products to western Australia, marking the first U.S. fresh fruit to gain access to that market, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
WASHINGTON – The once-popular ethanol industry is scrambling to hold on to billions of dollars in government subsidies, fighting an increasing public skepticism of the corn-based fuel and wariness from lawmakers who may divert the money to other priorities.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The state has fined AB Livestock $20,000 for improperly raising 402 head of cattle that were imported from Canada.
AB Livestock, which operates a feedlot in Moses Lake, will also reimburse the state Department of Agriculture $15,000 for costs under the deal.
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