Washington, B.C. To Fight Asian Giant

British Columbia and U.S. federal and state agencies will work together to track, trap and eradicate Asian giant hornets in the Pacific Northwest. The Asian giant hornet species was first spotted in Northwest Washington in 2019 and agencies have since been on the hunt for the invasive hornets. The hornets, known by many as Murder […]

Washington Ecology Secures $3.6M To Protect Coastal Wetlands

On Friday, the Washington Department of Ecology announced that it had secured nearly $3.6 million in federal National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grants to protect about 725 acres of coastal wetlands in Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom counties. Coastal wetlands bordering Puget Sound and other state marine waters often rival tropical rain forests and coral reefs as some of […]

Baron: Nooksack Basin Dispute Could Have Big Impacts On Water Rights Across Washington

A water rights issue in Northwest Washington could have long-term and damaging impacts on the rights of farmers across the entire state, that according to Gerald Baron, Executive Director of Save Family Farming. The state Department of Ecology is currently moving toward the adjudication of water rights in the Nooksack Basin in Whatcom County. Baron […]

WSDA Reports A 4th Asian Giant In NW Corner Of The State

Last week, the Washington state Department of Agriculture and the USDA confirmed a fourth Asian giant hornet was recently found in the northwest corner of the state. The queen hornet was reportedly stepped on by a Bellingham resident June 6th, roughly 20 miles from where the first two hornets were discovered in December. The two […]

Shewmake: Legislation Will Help Farmers Reduce Carbon In Atmosphere

A bill supporters say will help Washington farmers reduce carbon in the atmosphere, all while improving soil health, was approved by the state Senate on Wednesday. But, paying for “carbon farming” can be challenging for producers who already operate on a thin profit margin. That’s where Senate Bill 5974 comes in. Representative Sharon Shewmake, a […]

Prime Act Benefits Rural Urban Washington Alike, Ericksen Says

Cattlemen across Washington have expressed frustration regarding challenges when it comes to selling custom slaughter, wrap, and package products across the state as well as across state lines   In response state Senator Doug Ericksen has introduced the Prime Act.  The legislation would direct the Washington state Department of Agriculture to inspect and certify slaughter […]

Farm To Fresh Water System Positioned To Help Dairy Farmers Across Washington

Earlier this year, Regenis demonstrated a new technique company officials say will help dairy farms reduce water waste and help prevent phosphorus and nitrogen leaking.  Farm to Fresh Water System is a process that was demonstrated at a Whatcom County dairy farm.  Eric Powell with Regenis said while still early in the process more and […]