Archive of: Agriculture

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OlyKraut one of 16 prize contenders

Kitsap Bank has named Olympia food producer OlyKraut LLC one of 16 companies in contention for the $20,000 prize in a small business competition.

July 2014

Weyerhaeuser joins DuPont for seeds

Weyerhaeuser Company has announced a technology license agreement with DuPont Pioneer that will advance seed technologies to help meet growing global demands for food, feed and fiber.

July 2014

Union moves into cannabis sector

Local 367 of United Food & Commercial Workers announced today in an online post that it expects to represent employees of Puyallup’s Dutch Master’s Organic Gardens, a medical cannabis collective that has been serving patients since 2011.

July 2014

Burn ban extended to whole state

Washington’s Department of Natural Resources is expanding the burn ban from DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington to include those west of the Cascades.

July 2014

Del’s Feed owner agrees to $134,500 fine

Tractor Supply Company (dba Del’s Feed and Farm Supply Stores) has settled with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating notification requirements at its Yelm, Chehalis, Shelton and Olympia stores.

June 2014

Sumner firm makes EPA’s penalty list

Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company Inc. shows up on the quarterly report from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of pollution violators, based on a 2001 infraction.

June 2014

Local advocate for pocket gophers honored

Lisa Bellefond, external affairs director of Tacoma-based Puget Sound Partnership, has been named a 2013 Recovery Champion by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

May 2014

Muckleshoot Tribe opposes ‘new’ salmon

Auburn's Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has joined Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians in urging U.S. Food and Drug Administration to deny any application for introduction of genetically engineered salmon into the United States.

May 2014

Weyerhaeuser reports stronger Q1

Weyerhaeuser Company today reported first quarter net earnings of $183 million, or 31 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.0 billion. This is a 27 percent gain over the same period last year.

April 2014

Farm forum to share ag marketing expertise

More than 70 farmers are registered to attend tomorrow's Pierce County Farm Forum, where they will glean ideas from each other and experts in agricultural marketing and trends.

February 2014
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