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Posts tagged "Agriculture"
Farmers, ranchers lose livestock, pastures, trees to fire

Farmers, ranchers lose livestock, pastures, trees to fire

By Marcy Stamper

Farmers and ranchers have been scrambling to bring cattle to safety and deal with fire that threatened fields and farm equipment, but it will be months—even years—before the full impact of the Carlton Complex Fire on …

County comp plan nears finish line with new draft

County comp plan nears finish line with new draft

By Marcy Stamper
Comprehensive planning is right up there with the wonkiest of bureaucratic undertakings, obscure enough that ordinary citizens often find it difficult …

Preserving farmland may have unforeseen consequences for Washington taxpayers

A proposed change to a law aimed at preserving farmland and open space could result in higher taxes for some Washington property owners. House Bill 2306 would expand a tax classification on land actively used for …
New comp plan includes protections for Methow

New comp plan includes protections for Methow

The new draft comprehensive plan increases the amount of land designated for agriculture. File photo by Don Nelson   BY MARCY STAMPER Okanogan County released a new draft of its comprehensive plan last week that has more than doubled in length, primarily because it includes an updated version of special provisions for the Methow Valley....
Marijuana touted as sustainable local crop

Marijuana touted as sustainable local crop

Photo by Sue Misao   BY MARCY STAMPER A local organization and state Rep. Joel Kretz see marijuana as a crop that could be successfully – and sustainably – grown in the hot, dry climate of Eastern Washington, avoiding the intensive energy consumption of standard production techniques in completely enclosed warehouses under powerful artificial lights....

Bee there

Can you imagine a world without pollinators? Entomologist Bob Gillespie will discuss the topic in a free presentation at 5 p.m. Sunday (May 26) at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center in Twisp. There will also be a pollinator nature hike leaving from TwispWorks at 1 p.m. For information call 997-0620 or 997-6010.