Washington pot growers seek right-to-farm protection

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CAPITAL PRESS – DON JENKINS OLYMPIA — Washington marijuana growers want to take another step toward joining mainstream agriculture, though their presence may raise questions about taxes and labor law. Cannabis advocates are championing legislation to insert marijuana into the … Read More

WSDA estimates ‘15 drought damage topped $700 million

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CAPITAL PRESS – DON JENKINS The 2015 drought caused $703 million in economic damages to Washington farmers, according to an estimate by the state Department of Agriculture released Wednesday. The report cited difficulties in pinpointing losses and stated the damage … Read More

CAFO Permit Seminars Beginning

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WASHINGTON AG NETWORK – KEVIN ROUNCE With the new CAFO permitting rules becoming effective March 4, the Washington State Dairy Federation is hosting seminars on what producers need to know. The meetings will cover who needs to get a permit, … Read More

State drawing heat for new groundwater plan

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By John Fannin – Daily Sun SUNNYSIDE — An updated plan requiring dairies and other large-scale livestock operations to better protect groundwater is being met with criticism. The state Department of Ecology issued the update, Thursday and opponents say it doesn’t … Read More

Washington state bills take aim at rural water use

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & WALLA WALLA UNION Some lawmakers are taking aim at a recent Washington Supreme Court decision that put the onus on counties to determine whether water is legally available in certain rural areas before they issue building … Read More

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