Don Jenkins

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Washington adopts pesticide safety rules

- New pesticide rules take effect Jan. 13 in Washington

La Nina will tighten chilly grip on NW

- La Nina tightens girp

Washington AG: State not overreacting to culvert order

- Washington AG says tribes and U.S. government wrong to downplay significance of culvert case

Washington Dems float rural well bill

- Washington Democrats present their latest thinking on rural wells

WDFW probing killings of 2 wolves

- Environmental groups offer in alleged wolf poachings

Pending manure rule poses murky math problem

- It's still unclear who will need to report manure emissions

Washington dairies to put face on next generation

- Diary Farmers of Washington plans 'Dairy Grown' profiles

WDFW: No sign wolves diminishing deer, elk

- No sign wolves are driving down elk and deer herds in Washington

Washington to spray 1,300 acres for gypsy moths

- Washington to spray 1,300 acres for gypsy moths

EPA: Farms to spend $14.9 million to report manure emissions

- EPA estimates that farms will spend $14.9 million to report their animals are release gas

Cargill to pay $70,000, plus legal fees, to Washington environmentalists

- Cargill to pay $70,000 to settle suit

Hemp on hiatus as WSDA asks for money

- WSDA suspends issuing hemp licenses because of budget shortfall

Cargill settles Puget Sound pollution suit

- Cargill reaches settlement with two environmental groups

Farmers voluntarily add water to fish stream

- Centerpiece on what Washington farmers are doing for fish

Feds, tribes say farm groups overreacting to culvert case

- U.S. Justice Department and tribes argue against Supreme Court hearing Washington culverts case

Environmentalists claim EPA foiling manure air reports

- D.C. court delays manure reporting requirement

Western Innovator: Organic manager a natural fit

- WSDA organic program director Brenda Book

WSDA favors tagging every cow with radio ID

- WSDA plans rule changes to better track cows

EPA can’t link cows to fouled shellfish

- EPA study can't find cattle fecal coliform in Nooksack River, Portage Bay or creeks

Northwest winter forecast tilts toward wet, cold

- Winter outlook leans more toward wet and cold in Washington

Nature’s Path settles with Washington Ecology

- Nature's Path settles with Washington Ecology

WDFW confirms second wolf attack in a week

- Another calf attacked in Ferry County, pushing state to brink of considering lethal removal

Darigold economist: Canada milk policy spoiling market

- Darigold studies how new Canadian policy robbing U.S. milk producers

Washington Ecology rolls out rules for winery wastewater

- Washington Ecology proposes rules for wine wastewater

Researcher: Farmers will warm to climate challenge

- WSU researcher optimistic farmers can adapt to climate change

WDFW: Rancher lawfully shoots wolf

- Washington rancher justified in shooting wolf

La Nina picks up staying power, climatologists report

- NOAA upgrades chances La Nina will make Northwest winter cold and wet

Washington raw milk dairy surrenders license

- Washington raw milk dairy surrenders license

GOP yields control of Washington Senate; Hirst talks go on

- Democrats win control of Washington Senate

Washington Ecology to test wells for nitrate in farm area

- Washington Department of Ecology to study aquifer

U.S. climate report forecasts shrinking snowpacks

- National Climate Assessment

Ex-senator returns to head USDA office in Spokane

- USDA picks leaders of state agencies

WDFW looks ahead to post-recovery wolf management

- Washington wildlife managers start thinking ahead to when wolves have recovered

NW Washington dairy fined $8,000 in pollution case

- WSDA fines Whatcom County dairy $8,000.

EPA seeks delay in reporting manure gases

- Livestock emissions reporting requirments go in effect Nov. 15

Water-quality trading surfaces in Washington

- Water-quality tradiing faces big hurdles in Washington

WSDA starts writing rule to fine unapproved hemp

- Washington Department of Agriculture starts writing rule to fine unlicense hemp farming

Washington lawmaker, once critical, praises DNR forest policy

- Washington forest plan

Washington farmer to pay $80,000 to settle with Ecology

- Washington berry farmer fined $80,000 for water violations

Washington Farm Bureau an ally as coal company takes Ecology to court

- Coal company appeals Ecology's denial of export project backed by Washington Farm Bureau

Washington to revive war on gypsy moths

- WSDA plans to spray 1,300 acres to kill gypsy moths

Washington raspberry growers see red, feel blue

- Wahington red raspberry growers look for answers for lost markets, lower prices

EPA’s new Northwest boss butted heads with agency

- EPA picks Alaskan to head Northwest region

Smackout pack, once targeted by WDFW, kills cow

- Wolf pack kills cow shortly after WDFW ends lethal removal order

Washington Ecology proposes response to Hirst

- Washington Ecology requests funding to address Hirst decision

USDA approves Washington’s picks for crop grants

- USDA officially awards specialty crop grants to 20 Washington projects