Several Ag Related Projects Included In Washington Capital Budget

Over the weekend, Washington lawmakers approved a two-year state capital budget, House Bill 1080. Several farm focused projects across the state will get funding in the upcoming biennium, including: $4.2 million for Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District $300,000 for the Selah-Moxee Irrigation District $235,000 for the Yakima Valley Fair in Grandview $5 Million in Funding for […]

ODA Announces Opening Of Coast For Razor Clam Harvesting

On Monday, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the opening of recreational razor clam harvesting from the south jetty of Coos Bay to Cape Arago. According to ODA, recent shellfish samples taken from the area indicate levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid have fallen below the […]

WDFW Taking Comments On Salmon, Coho Management

The Pacific Fishery Management Council will soon release a proposed 2021 salmon fisheries package that could include limits on some opportunities. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Kyle Adicks said this annual conversation focuses on meeting conservation objectives. “This year we’ve got a unique challenge in that we have a very large expected return of hatchery […]

WDFW Looks To Stop Importing Fish To Index Hatchery

A western Washington fish hatchery said it will stop importing steelhead trout from the Columbia River and instead rely on native fish. The State Department of Fish and Wildlife said last week using fish from the region helps maintain genetic diversity of steelhead trout in the Skykomish River near the community of Index about 60 […]

Final EIS Calls For Snake River Dams To Remain

On Friday, the federal government released it’s Final Environmental Impact Statement regarding the four lower Snake River dams. In the report, the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and BPA called for spilling more water over the dams at strategic times to help fish migrate faster. The three agencies said they looked at balancing […]

WAWG, PNWA React To ECONorthwest Report

ECONorthwest recently conducted a study at the request of Vulcan Incorporated that stated while expensive, removing the Columbia and Snake river dams to assist migrating salmon would be worth the investment in the long run.  Both Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse reacted swiftly to the report, calling the study a slap in the face […]