Archive of: Agriculture

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Puget Sound ports may add ‘inland’ ops

In an effort to help farmers in Eastern Washington to deliver their perishable crops to global customers more reliably, Puget Sound maritime ports are reportedly exploring some expansion across the Cascades.

February 2017

NFIB seeks to kill I-1433 ‘sick leave’

Small business representatives, retailers and some farm industry organizations are challenging the state mandate for all employers to pay sick leave starting Jan. 1, 2018.

February 2017
Cannabis production comes to Satsop

Cannabis production comes to Satsop

The developer and operator of Washington's largest producer and processor of recreational cannabis is expanding from Thurston into Grays Harbor County.

October 2016

Another gopher change in Thurston

Procedures to protect the endangered species, Mazama pocket gophers, saw another change implemented today by Thurston County Commissioners. They will return the review process in County action, with additional approvals required from federal authorities.

August 2016

Big jump in Q1 retail sales

Consumers and business shoppers are spending regularly, according to new tax collection data from the state.

July 2016

State will buy working forest near Pe Ell

The state funding mechanism for public school needs in Washington will gain 80 acres of prime working forest near Pe Ell after a decision today.

July 2016

Weyerhaeuser to close Montana mills

A shortage of logs supply is cited as the reason for today's Weyerhaeuser announcement that it will close a lumber mill and plywood mill in Montana.

June 2016

Pollution restricting shellfish harvest

Polluted waters in Puget Sound have closed a number of commercial shellfish harvesting locations, with even more threatened with future bans.

April 2016

Lewis County timber buyer to prison

A South Sound criminal theft of national forest resources ended with a prison sentence for a Winlock man, who admitted buying maple wood without requiring his suppliers to show permits governing its harvest.

April 2016

Wilco opening big farm supply store in Puyallup

Wilco, the Pacific Northwest agricultural supply chain, is opening up a new, 43,000 square-foot store in Puyallup.

February 2016
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