Archive of: Agriculture

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From Shelton roots to Klamath Falls forests

Green Diamond Resource Co., a fifth generation, family-owned forest products company linked to timberlands of Mason County, today announced the purchase of 600,000 acres in Oregon.

September 2014

State Fair opens in Puyallup

Live cattle were running through downtown Puyallup this morning, the traditional beginning of a 114-year heritage that is now branded as Washington State Fair.

September 2014

Del’s Feed in Puyallup to become TSC

Long-time Puyallup retail store Del’s Feed and Farm Supply will be rebranded as a Tractor Supply Company store next month and move to a new location on River Road.

September 2014

Tacoma’s pay-park zone expanding

The on-street paid parking system in downtown Tacoma will be expanded next month for the first time up the hill two more blocks.

August 2014

New labor pact for port grain terminals

International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced today that its members in Tacoma and elsewhere in the Northwest have overwhelmingly approved a new collective bargaining agreement.

August 2014

Dividend boost, buyback for Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser Co. board of directors decided yesterday to a 32 percent increase in the quarterly dividend to be paid in September.

August 2014

Statewide burn ban issued

State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding its current statewide burn ban to cover all outdoor burning on all DNR-protected lands, with no exceptions, the agency announced today.

August 2014

Weyerhaeuser Q2 earnings up 43%

Weyerhaeuser Company today reported second quarter net earnings to common shareholders of $280 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, on net sales from continuing operations of $2.0 billion. This is 43 percent higher than the previous period.

August 2014

Texas border hubris hurts Wash. farmers

Immigrant farm laborers headed to Washington state under a legal work visa program are backing up at the U.S. border, at least in part due to the humanitarian crisis related to unaccompanied minors.

July 2014

Farmer, handyman & sales pro: 40 Under Forty

A banker who's secretly a farmer, a neighborhood handyman and an accomplished sales pro are three more of 2014 Class for 40 Under Forty in the South Sound.

July 2014
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