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Crop insurance deadlines announced

A new sales closing date has been announced for late fiscal filers for the whole-farm revenue protection policy.

Ag producers can get financial help

Agricultural producers of all sizes can take advantage of financial assistance program offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

'Washington Grown' features apple industry

An episode of “Washington Grown” featuring the Washington apple industry will air this weekend on two TV stations and will be available on Facebook and YouTube.

Women in Agriculture conference comes to Nespelem, Republic

The Women in Agriculture conference is set for Nov. 18, with 40 remote locations around the Northwest including Nespelem and Republic.

Apple crop expected to be smaller than last year's

Washington’s 2017 apple crop is expected to be slightly smaller than last year’s crop.

Vejraska registers eighth-most Angus cattle in state

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Todd Vejraska, Omak, tied for eighth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Washington with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2017, which ended Sept. 30.

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Fair successes, shortcomings outlined

Members of the Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee talked about successes and shortcomings of the Sept. 7-10 fair during a gathering Sept. 14.

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Fair draws higher receipts, attendance than in 2016

The Sept. 7-10 Okanogan County Fair brought in higher gate receipts, had higher attendance, and drew more exhibitors and more exhibits than the 2016 fair, according to county records.

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Okanogan County Fair wraps up today

The annual Okanogan County Fair wraps up its four-day run today at the fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail.

Vejraskas elected as Angus convention delegates

FORT WORTH, Texas - Omak father and son ranchers Craig and Todd Vejraska have been elected as delegates to the 134th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Processing operations removed from pot moratorium

Processing operations were removed Monday from a six-month moratorium imposed by Okanogan County commissioners on marijuana businesses.

Ag department finds female gypsy moths

The state Department of Agriculture has discovered, for the first time ever, actively reproducing female gypsy moths during annual summer trapping.

Okanogan County Fair registration under way

Exhibit registration for the Sept. 7-10 Okanogan County Fair runs until Sept. 4.

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Marchand is FFA star farmer

Krista Marchand of the Omak FFA chapter was named as the Star Farmer at the recent district evaluation in Pateros.

Dinner benefits wildlife habitat

People wanting to support habitat conservation for elk and other wildlife will have an opportunity during the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s North Cascades Chapter banquet March 4.

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