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Raw Milk Farmers Struggle to Find Insurance Coverage Raw Milk Farmers Struggle to Find Insurance Coverage

Dog Mountain Farm owner Cindy Krepky, who invested $75,000 in a U.S. Department of Agriculture–certified plant, is struggling to find a new insurance provider willing to cover her raw milk business after her existing provider dropped its coverage.

Fran's Chocolate Opens New Factory, Retail Store in Seattle Fran's Chocolate Opens New Factory, Retail Store in Seattle

Fran's Chocolate has opened in a retail and factory store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, in the historic Seattle Brewing and Malting Co. building, which hasn't been occupied since the 1930s.

Worker Shortages Hinder Booming WA Hop Harvest Worker Shortages Hinder Booming WA Hop Harvest

Without a full crew, hop growers are falling behind on harvest in Washington.

Starbucks Unveils Concept Store to Draw Craft Consumers Starbucks Unveils Concept Store to Draw Craft Consumers

Starbucks will introduce two types of stores to reach a broader swath of consumers, one competing directly with high-end coffee shops that have experienced a renaissance.

WA Wine Grape Crop to Break 2013 Record WA Wine Grape Crop to Break 2013 Record

Washington is expecting another record grape crop in 2014.

Seattle Popcorn Maker to Launch Global Franchise Seattle Popcorn Maker to Launch Global Franchise

Gourmet popcorn maker KuKuRuZa is expanding with stores around the globe.

WA Grower-Owned Hops Suppliers Merge WA Grower-Owned Hops Suppliers Merge

Two hops suppliers in Yakima, Wash., merged their operations into one company.

Winemaker Develops Alcohol-Free Wine Ice Cream Winemaker Develops Alcohol-Free Wine Ice Cream

A Washington winemaker is making ice cream out of wine.

Microbrewery Coming to Historic WA Ranch Microbrewery Coming to Historic WA Ranch

A new brewery will soon open in West Valley, Wash., on a 350-acre, century-old farm.

Amazon to Launch Food Takeout Service Amazon to Launch Food Takeout Service

Amazon.com has announced plans to launch a local service marketplace to rival Yelp, Angie's List, and Thumbtack, as well as a takeout service that will be a direct competitor to businesses like GrubHub, Seamless, and DeliveryHero.

Sustainably Sourced Meat Delivery Program Debuts Sustainably Sourced Meat Delivery Program Debuts

AgLocal launched a subscription-based delivery program to connect consumers and farmers.

Seattle Business Owners Consider Changes with Wage Hike Seattle Business Owners Consider Changes with Wage Hike

Seattle employers are factoring in higher wage costs as they plan for the future.

Seattle Pizza Chain Plans Multi-State Expansion Seattle Pizza Chain Plans Multi-State Expansion

MOD Pizza will open as many as 15 locations in the next five years.

San Francisco to Vote on Minimum Wage San Francisco to Vote on Minimum Wage

While Seattle's bid to increase the minimum wage to $15 is being challenged in the courts, voters in San Francisco will vote this November on raising its minimum wage to $15 by 2018.

Winemaking Enclave Emerges in WA District Winemaking Enclave Emerges in WA District

Many of Washington state's best wines are coming from Woodinville, Wash.'s warehouse district, just north of Seattle.

New Apple Variety Created for WA Growers New Apple Variety Created for WA Growers

Fifteen years of research have led to the production of Cosmic Crisp, a new apple variety bred by scientists at Washington State University specifically for Washington growers.

Brooklyn Brine Pays Double Minimum Wage to Employees Brooklyn Brine Pays Double Minimum Wage to Employees

The starting wage at artisanal pickle company Brooklyn Brine, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., is $16 an hour, double the state mandate of $8 per hour.

Supporters, Detractors Put Pressure on Seattle Minimum-Wage Plan Supporters, Detractors Put Pressure on Seattle Minimum-Wage Plan

Challenges to Seattle’s $15 minimum-wage plan have emerged after the city council approved the measure earlier this week.

PCC Natural Markets Opens New Store with Sustainability Features PCC Natural Markets Opens New Store with Sustainability Features

The Seattle store's new location boasts environmentally mindful measures from the plumbing to products.

Seattle Passes Record $15 Minimum Wage Seattle Passes Record $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle's City Council voted to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, the highest in the country.

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