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Washington State Dairy Federation Excited About Proposed Darigold Plant
Washington State Dairy Federation Excited About Proposed Darigold Plant
Count the Washington State Dairy Federation as one of many excited about Darigold's plans to construct​a $550 million processing facility in South Central Washington. WSDF Executive director, Dan Wood, said not only will it be the largest large scale milk protein facility in North America, its location means producers across the Northwest won’t need to travel nearly as much, which saves them mone
Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Ag Overtime Exemption
Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Ag Overtime Exemption
In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court said farmworkers should receive overtime pay. The decision eliminates an exemption from the state’s minimum wage law the farm community has used for decades. According to the Capital Press, one of the majority opinion judges said he would look favorably on applying the decision retroactively, allowing farmworkers to sue for back pay. Col ...
Roundtable Focuses On Legal Battles Between Washington Dairies & EPA
Roundtable Focuses On Legal Battles Between Washington Dairies & EPA
Last week, Central Washington Representative Dan Newhouse hosted the Western Caucus foundation roundtable. The Fall Policy Roundtable: “When Agencies Weaponize Fake Science", highlighted the ongoing struggles Northwest dairies face because of a controversial 2012 EPA report that looked at the role Yakima Valley dairies played in nitrate levels in local groundwater. A h ...
Agriculture Overtime Goes Before Washington Supreme Court
Agriculture Overtime Goes Before Washington Supreme Court
Should the Washington Ag Industry pay overtime like other small businesses across the state?   That was one of the topics debated before the state Supreme Court Thursday.  The high court heard oral arguments that center around a 2016 class action lawsuit where workers allege they were not provided with adequate meal and rest breaks while working at an Outlook area dairy.   ...

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