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Revised Washington Pesticide Bill Establishes a “Safety Work Group”

Recently, a Washington pesticide bill quietly made its way through the state Legislature. The form of Senate Bill 6529 that passed in late January is, thankfully, but a shadow of the original bill Washington farmers defined as destructive. Proponents of...

Defining What Sustainable Agriculture Really Means

If we go by the dictionary definition of sustainable, the meaning is pretty clear. When we start talking about sustainable agriculture, things get a little more complicated. SUSTAINABLE: Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level. As our culture...

Washington’s Water Laws: Favoring Fish over Residents

Legal conflict concerning Washington’s water laws has intensified over the last four years. One of the most recent rulings, Hirst v. Whatcom County, has brought the debate over water rights to a head in our communities and our courts....

What’s Grown and Where in Washington

What's Grown and Where in Washington Interactive Map of Agricultural Land Use in Washington State The Washington State Department of Agriculture has developed a “pretty cool” as well as informational interactive map that identifies agricultural land use in our state. The Interactive...

Did you know?

Did You Know? Herbicides can aid soil conservation. The use of herbicides reduces the need for tilling, preventing soil erosion and water loss.

Did You Know? Yakima County has the most organic farms of any county in Washington?

Fact or Fiction?

Fiction: Organic farming means grown without pesticides.

Fact: The USDA approves a lengthy list of pesticides for organic farming. Take a look here.

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Carbon Tax Part III: Inequitable Taxing for Negligible Return

Even if environmental concerns could be directly and solely attributed to climate change caused by GHGs, this bill isn’t the answer to resolving them....

Protect Agricultural Exports

GMO – One of the Good Guys

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