Farmland Reserve Inc., the real estate company of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, submitted the high bid of $209 million for the Easterday ranch properties in Eastern Washington, topping a company linked to Bill Gates.
Washington regulators are proposing farms alter schedules or hand out masks to filter wildfire smoke even if the air quality remains at a level the Environment Protection Agency calls "acceptable."
The Washington Department of Health counted 146 COVID outbreaks on farms and packing warehouses last year, but can't say how many started in employer-provided housing, where a top health official claimed farmworkers were particularly vulnerable to the virus.
At the request of two tribes, the Washington Department of Ecology plans to sue water users in Whatcom County, raising the possibility of severely curtailing irrigation in Western Washington’s top farm region.
DNA testing and the color of the hornet suggest it was unrelated to specimens found in Whatcom County and British Columbia to the north in 2019 and 2020.
Farms owned by Eastern Washington cattleman Cody Easterday will be sold Thursday at an auction expected to draw bids from firms associated with Bill Gates and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Smaller snowpacks, retreating glaciers and higher temperatures will threaten the Mount Rainier white-tailed ptarmigan, USFWS said in a report Monday.