Archive of: Agriculture

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WA companies cont. to create jobs

Job vacancies in Washington grew by about 35 percent from last spring to the fall of 2012, and a quarter of the vacancies were new jobs, according to a new report from the Washington State Employment Security Department.

January 2013

Ecology requests tidal photos to assess impacts

The Washington Department of Ecology is requesting photos of this week's 'king tides,' or tides that are higher than usual, starting tomorrow.

January 2013

Growing successful small farm businesses

There is a new effort to help farmers and food producers profitably grow food for their local communities.

November 2012

Federal court curtails Montesano creamery

The Estrella Family Creamery in Montesano is now barred by federal court order from producing and selling cheese in interstate commerce.

November 2012

Partners preserve 120-acre farm near Orting

A 120-acre property will forever remain as a farm and habitat thanks to another successful public-private partnership in the Puyallup River Valley. Pierce County, the PCC Farmland Trust and other farm advocates gathered today to celebrate the purchase and preservation of the Reise Farm, located off Highway 162 near Orting. The farm was purchased in late September with a combination of funding from the Pierce County Conservation Futures program and private fundraising by the trust. The trust holds the deed and will manage the land.

October 2012

Agreement will assist small forest landowners with development

The Washington Department of Natural Resources and the Northwest Natural Resource Group have formed a public-private partnership for collaboration and innovation in outreach to small forest landowners.

September 2012

Blog watch: Cleaners, chickens, sea lions, bears and sleepovers

Exit 133 asks: Should Tacoma amend its chicken laws?

June 2012

Capitol Land Trust completes Black River Farm project

A four-year effort led by Capitol Land Trust has conserved the 721-acre Black River Farm south of Littlerock.  The project ensures that one of the region’s largest and strategically most important farms will remain in production, while conserving diverse wildlife habitat along the Black River.

May 2012
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