Archive of: Agriculture

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Haggen sets timetable for Olympia store

Haggen food chain will take over an Olympia Albertson's store next week, part of its overall purchase of 146 locations around the western U.S. And there is a renewed emphasis on finding local growers and suppliers to bring goods to the shelves.

March 2015

State exports set record in 2014

Export trade from Washington set a new record in 2014 of $90.6 billion, led by Transportation Equipment, Agricultural Products and Petroleum & Coal shipments. The federal government believes this data supports its move to expand trade agreements with other countries.

February 2015

Apple industry loses $70 million in port snags

The Washington apple and pear industry has lost an estimated $70 million as a result of the port slowdown, according to numbers from the Northwest Horticulture Council.

February 2015

Natalya Washburn, Financial Exec finalist

After arriving in the U.S. from Siberia only 14 years ago, Natalya Washburn has turned aggressive educational pursuits into a position as Controller of Wilcox Farms, and a finalist for 2015 Financial Executives of the Year.

January 2015

Flood damage may reduce tax liabilities

Property that was damaged in recent flooding may be eligible for valuation assessment reductions, according to Lewis County Assessor Dianne Dorey. Other counties' assessors have yet to respond to related questions in their areas.

January 2015

Taylor Shellfish looks to add new geoduck farm

Public comment is due today for a proposal by Taylor Shellfish to install a geoduck farm in unincorporated Thurston County.

December 2014

Mason Co. shellfish contamination prompts recall

State health officials issued an emergency closure for harvesting and ordered a recall for all shellfish originating from a portion of Mason County’s Hammersley Inlet after several people who ate raw oysters became ill.

December 2014

Timberlands to be added to Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy will purchase 165,000 acres of forestland in Washington and Montana from Plum Creek Timber Company Inc. The deal announced today will close by early 2015.

October 2014

Thurston Beautiful Byway to open Monday

Thurston Bountiful Byway, a scenic route that promotes agricultural tourism, or “agri-tourism,” in the rural parts of Thurston County, will be celebrated on Monday afternoon.

October 2014

Family farm-biz vet joins PS Partnership

The retired chairman of the board for Wilcox Family Farms in Roy has been named to the governing body of Puget Sound Partnership, a governmental unit charged with mobilizing the cleanup of the waters.

October 2014
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