Archive of: Agriculture

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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
Two more Puyallup Valley farms preserved for future

Two more Puyallup Valley farms preserved for future

The Puget Consumers Co-op Farmland Trust announced the preservation of two farms this week — Shelstad Farm and Harman Farm.

January 2016

Could Thurston County ag turn to hemp for profit?

The Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee will host Joy Beckeman from the Washington Hemp Industries Association on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

December 2015

Weyerhaeuser earnings growing

The Northwest wood industry leader, Weyerhaeuser, reported improved earnings today for its third quarter, despite only matching Q2's gross sales numbers.

October 2015

Thurston commissioners establish agritourism committee

The seven-member committee, which was made official today by Thurston County Commissioners, will make recommendations to the county to help focus agritourism efforts.

October 2015

Local farm app gets recognition

Pierce County's "Puget Sound Fresh" app received a Savvy Award for connecting consumers and farmers.

September 2015

Gig Harbor celebrates success of new farmers market

The new Waterfront Farmers Market in Gig Harbor has been a success, according to the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance.

September 2015
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