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Posts tagged Washington state

September 6, 2018

 

As Wildfires Rage, Smoke Chokes Out Farmworkers And Delays Crops

Smoke from wildfires is blanketing much of the West. That's ruining some crops and may be stunting others. And it's making it difficult or unsafe for laborers to pick the harvest.

July 12, 2018

 

Native Bees And Alfalfa Farmers — A Seedy Love Story

Northwest farmers produce a quarter of the country's alfalfa seeds, but they get help from millions of alkali bees, thanks to one of the most unique agricultural partnerships in the country.

December 13, 2016

 

Washington Dairy Workers Challenge Exemption From Overtime

The dairy industry runs 24/7 but federal law excludes its workers from overtime pay. A new class-action lawsuit in Washington state is challenging that law.

August 19, 2015

 

Washington Drought Worst Since 1977

Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have put into place a voluntary water reduction call, asking residents to cut water usage by 10 percent.

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