Don Jenkins

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Washington judge’s ruling on WOTUS muddies waters

- Western Washington judge reinstates Obama WOTUS rule

Washington judge restores Obama WOTUS rule

- Washington judge reinstates Obama WOTUS rule

Federal report: Climate change imperils some farms, but there’s hope

- Fourth national climate assessmentl

USDA calls on poultry owners to ‘defend flock’

- USDA launches Defend the Flock campaign

Washington AG takes war on Trump to Utah monuments

- Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a frequent litigator against Trump, argues to enshrine boundaries of national monuments.

House wolf debate features OR-7, WSU, ‘idiots’

- U.S. House debate on wolves has Northwest flavor

Orca task force recommends new look at Snake River dams

- Orca task force releases recommendations

Northwest best bet for warm winter in lower 48

- New weather outlook for December-February

Washington health agency seeks money to buy produce for poor

- Washington Department of Health proposes to spend $2 million a year to encourage poor to eat fruits and vegetables

Washington shoots wolf; ends search for others

- Smackout wolf shot

Wolves test toughness of northeast Washington’s largest cattle ranch

- Washington's largest cattle rancher faces big trouble with wolves

WSDA puts 10 plants up for banishment

- Washington adding to banned weeds list

WDFW seeks to save farmer support for fish projects

- Washington Fish and Wildlife trying to fix botched salmon project that threatens farmland

Seed tester errs; Washington actually still free of black leg

- No black leg afterall in Washinton; lab makes mistake

El Nino nearly a sure bet now for the Northwest

- Better than 80 percent chance of El Niono by winter

WSDA spends fine money on manure projects

- WSDA awards grants for dairy-related projects

WDFW moves ahead with targeting wolfpacks

- WDFW resists call to delay lethal removal of wolves

Washington Fish and Wildlife targets 2 more wolfpacks

- WDFW to cull Togo and Smackout packs

Washington Ecology proposes new fees on wineries

- Washington Ecology floats fees for wine wastewater permits

WSDA snares Asian gypsy moth; egg hunt is on

- Washington catches rare Asian gypsy mot

Smackout wolfpack reaches threshold for possible culling

- Washington wolfpack reaches threshold for lethal removal

Washington poised to up organic fees, mostly on small producers

- Washington plans to raise fees for organic certification

Snake River dams seen as possible barriers to saving orcas

- Saving orcas steps up pressure on farms, dams

Washington dairies win concession on new manure rules

- Dairy industry wins key point in Washington ruling

Urban farmers make it work in residential neighborhood

- Scott and Dixie Edwards make a living on a farm with 2 acres of land to grow food

Washington restarts removal of Old Profanity wolfpack

- Washington to restart lethal removal of wolves

Attacks by Smackout wolfpack in northeast Washington flare up

- Smackout pack attacks cattle on private ground in Stevens County

Feared plant pathogens pop up in Western Washington

- Case of plant disease black leg pops up in Western Washington

Thurston County Conservation District supervisors claim rights violated

- Washington Conservation Commission sets hearing on removing supervisors

Old Profanity wolfpack attacks more calves

- More wolf attacks in Washington

North Cascades elk plan done, but decisions still ahead

- Washington Fish and Wildlife finishes elk herd plan

Groups argue over chlorpyrifos ban

- Earthjustice asks court to ignore farm groups on pesticide ban

Ocean temperatures rise, boosting odds of El Nino ahead

- El Nino taking hold in Pacific

Washington court upholds fine against anti-GMO group

- Food Democracy Action! fine upheld. This is the corrected version of a story that was originally posted Oct. 3.

As dispute lingers, Washington to again survey farm pay

- Farm labor contractor rails against Washington wage survey

Washington lands commissioner rolls out $55 million fire plan

- Washington lands commissioner proposes $55 million package to battle wildfires

Fees proposed for Washington farmers who hire foreign workers

- Washington Employment Security Department proposes fee, enforcing H-2A rules

Washington Strawberry Commission exits on sour audit

- Not enough records to tell whether Washington Strawberry Commission spent funds appropriately

U.S. farm groups defend besieged pesticide

- Farm groups urge court to reconsider ban on chlorpyrifos

Washington wolfpack attacks again in Kettle River Range

- OPT wolves kill calf, probably injure another

WSDA seeks $12 million to counter trade barriers

- WSDA asks for $12 million over four years to boost trade

Washington cattle industry in searing debate over brand program

- WSDA brand program may be terminated

Washington court upholds fine against anti-GMO group

- Food Democracy Now fine upheld

WSU scientist: Denied pesticide, oyster growers face disaster

- Washington Ecology denies permit to spray for burrowing shrimp