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Farmers Call For Changes To Nooksack River Management System
Farmers Call For Changes To Nooksack River Management System
Farmers in Northern Whatcom County, in the NW corner of Washington, are calling for comprehensive changes to the Nooksack River Basin's water management system after November's floods. Local farmers say all water storage options need to be on the table, including removing river sediment, protecting farmland and fixes to waterway improvements like dykes, backchannels and floodgates ...
Save Family Farming Inslee Sends Mixed Messages In Nooksack
Save Family Farming Inslee Sends Mixed Messages In Nooksack
Western Washington farmers say the Inslee Administration continues to drag its feet when it comes to a water solution in Whatcom County. Dillon Honcoop with Save Family Farming said rather than solve the water management issues and address salmon populations, the Governor and state Department of Ecology continue to push a legal process that he says will delay any meaningful action ...
WSDA: Hunt For Pests Underway
WSDA: Hunt For Pests Underway
The Washington state Department of Agriculture’s annual hunt for pests that threaten the agriculture industry, as well as the environment is underway. The Department is setting up thousands of traps statewide to monitor for the introduction or spread of over 130 invasive pests and diseases, including gypsy moth, Asian giant hornet, apple maggot and Japanese beetle. W ...

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