Archive of: Agriculture

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Development rights retired on land near Yelm

The nonprofit Northwest Rangeland Trust has closed on a conservation easement on 142 acres of agricultural land in Thurston County.

December 2013

Chehalis firm wins Kalama rail work

Port of Kalama board of commissioners have awarded a contract for rail expansion and relocation at the Columbia River port’s Temco LLC site, which also has an operation in Tacoma.

December 2013

From BE: Local firm high on 'nanobubbles'

In today’s bi-weekly Business Examiner edition, reporter Katie Scaff visits a South Sound biomedical research firm that reports promising results from early trials of "stablized nanobubbles" in treatments for ALS, Parkinson's disease and a number of other human conditions.

November 2013

Past BE reporter spotlighted for cannabis

National news media are now discovering entrepreneurs lining up for the great legalized marijuana bonanza in Washington state. And among their subjects is Paul Schrag, who was a reporter at Business Examiner up until 2009.

November 2013

From BE: New chamber for Des Moines?

In today’s bi-weekly Business Examiner edition, Arnie Aurellano covers a standing-room-only crowd considering whether the SeaTac-area community of Des Moines needs its own chamber of commerce.

November 2013

More cleanup at Kaiser Smelter site

The Port of Tacoma Port Commissioners Court has more than doubled the construction authorization for the 96-acre Kaiser Aluminum Smelter site it acquired in 2003.

October 2013
BLOG: More folks sipping cider

BLOG: More folks sipping cider

Locally made cider was hard to find three years ago when there were just eight cideries in the state. It was even harder 13 years ago, when David White realized his love for the drink.

October 2013

Green Mountain wins 2013 Importer of the Year award

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, with a West Coast foothold in Sumner, has been named the 2013 Importer of the Year by World Trade Center Tacoma. The more recent and local growth of the Waterbury, Vermont-based company has been sparked by the acquisition of Tully’s grocery and wholesale business in 2009 and the growing popularity of the single cup brewing system.

September 2013

Washington State Fair opens today

The first-ever Washington State Fair in Puyallup kicked off today, with a wide range of attractions, entertainers and activities.

September 2013

Many farm groups unite to oppose I-522

More than 30 agricultural groups and growers’ organizations throughout the state, representing thousands of family farmers, today joined in a broad coalition to defeat Initiative 522, which will appear before voters on the November 2013 statewide ballot.

September 2013
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