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Coastal Ag News Roundup

November 13, 2018
In today’s Ag News Roundup, farmer support sought for salmon recovery, OSU promotes winter flowers, hazelnuts fall short, new wheat ambassadors announced, and farm bureau plans future with new Congress.

Washington State Looking for Farmer Support on Fish Projects

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is hoping to garner farmer support in salmon recovery as it plans to fix the dike in the Skagit River delta. Experts predict if the dike fails, it will flood essential farmland.

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Oregon State University Promotes Winter Blooms

Gardening experts with Oregon State University Extension are promoting plants, trees, and shrubs that bloom in winter. Included in the recommendation is a list of possible candidates including those that bloom in December, January, and February.

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Hazelnut Yield Does Not Meet Expectations

According to Oregon hazelnut processors, 2018 yields are short of expectations established by the USDA. Predictions set at 52,000 tons are currently coming in between 46,000 and 48,000 tons.

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New Washington Wheat Ambassadors Announced

Two new high school seniors will serve as Washington Wheat Ambassadors during 2019. The announcement came early in November. The pairs first event was during the Tri-State Grain Growers Convention on November 15.

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Farm Bureau Plans to Work with New Congress

The American Farm Bureau Federation says it is looking forward to working with the new Congress. In a statement from the bureau’s president, it was stated that the bureau looks forward to “strengthen agriculture by fixing ag labor problems we face, boosting our farm economy via export growth and reducing the burden and cost of federal regulations.”

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