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Meat giants face ire in Washington amid surge in US beef prices

Meatpackers are in the crosshairs of U.S. lawmakers including traditional industry allies as ranchers complain that beef processors are abusing market power to gain outsized margins at their expense. Four giant companies control more than 80 percent of U.S. beef processing. Ranchers and cattle feeders are seething over a surge...
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You Can Cut Your Own Flowers At The Festive Maris Farms Sunflower Days In Washington

Sunflowers are a symbol of happiness and positivity, the very embodiment of warm, carefree summer days. They also happen to be uniquely beautiful. Every August, Maris Farms hosts Sunflower Days, a four-week festival that allows guests to walk through the stunning flower fields, take photos, and even take home some sunflowers. We’ve all heard of […] The post You Can Cut Your Own Flowers At The Festive Maris Farms Sunflower Days In Washington appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Wash. Co.’s $520M solar panel facility delayed

The Washington County Commission held a short meeting Monday, attending to just a handful of items. A one-year extension on county tax abatements for Bayou Solar was granted. Bayou Solar announced in December plans to build a $520 million solar panel facility on 3,200 acres near McIntosh to generate electricity. The extension was moved from Dec. 31, 2024 to Dec. […]
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$1.8M Washington property includes log cabin, old Western town

Woodinville, Washington home comes with 5 acres, authentic 1800s Old West-style town. For $1.8M, you get a cabin, plus a saloon, jail, grocery store and barbershop. July 28, 2021Updated: July 28, 2021 2:51 p.m. Here is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind property in Woodinville. 21802 State Route 9, S.E....
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National AI research institute for ag to be led by Washington State University

National AI research institute for ag to be led by Washington State University. With a new $20 million federal grant, Washington State University will lead a multi-institutional research institute to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to labor, water, weather and climate change.
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Washington Farm Community Adjusts To Emergency Heat Rules

After the record breaking heatwave in late June and the fact that there’s still a lot of summer left here in the Pacific Northwest, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries’ has implemented emergency rules the agency said will help protect farm workers in extreme heat. New regulations are set under two conditions: when the temperature is at or above 89 degrees, and when temperatures are at or above 100 degrees.
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Monsanto told to pay teachers $185M over chemical exposure

SEATTLE (AP) — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict Tuesday in King County Superior Court. The teachers, who worked at the Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe, Washington, said they suffered brain damage from exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the fluorescent lighting at the school.
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Renovated country home in Washington on the market for $3.75M

Perched at the highest point on Painter Ridge Road in Washington, this shingle-style home features sunset views and a gourmet kitchen. “This is not in the middle of nowhere,” listing agent Stacey Matthews of William Raveis Real Estate said of 50 Painter Ridge Road. “Washington has a certain cache. This is for someone who wants to be in the action in Washington.”