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This past weekend, several sheep were killed by three dogs that were running at large. San Juan Island farmer Jim Lawrence sent in the following letter detailing the tragic situation.

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OLYMPIA – Invitations have been sent to a broad array of agricultural interests to participate on the Washington Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) new agriculture and water quality advisory committee.

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Senate Bill 5123, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, would extend a pilot program that allows farms with gross sales of less than $250,000 annually to create internship programs for future farmers.

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The compromise Farm bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives is now in the Senate. The bill provides the biggest investments in specialty crops and organic farming in Farm Bill history.

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Sundays at 8:30 on Northwest Cable News

Food is what Washington Grown is all about! From the field to the plate and everything in between Washington Grown highlights the amazing food scene and industry that makes Washington state a great place enjoy literally hundreds of locally grown items.

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OLYMPIA – To recognize the contributions the organic food industry provides to growers, processors, and consumers across the Evergreen State, Gov. Jay Inslee has declared Sept. 7 – 14 as Washington Organic Week, or WOW!, a week-long celebration of organic agriculture.

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Allowing small non-contiguous parcels to be taxed as though they were one 20+  farm/agricultural property is one of the ideas to be covered in a state Deparment of Revenue report mandated by Engrossed House Bill 2306

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Marty Ahart arranged the February 17 moving of the Slow Food group's greenhouse located across from Friday Harbor High School. Thor Black and his crew handled the move. One observer said, "It's like moving an eggshell." The greenhouse was taken to the Community Garden on San Juan Valley Road.

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(Public News Service Northwest sportsmen and conservation groups are among nearly 300 across the nation pushing to keep funding for conservation programs in the 2013 Farm Bill.

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San Juan Island Grange #966 2013 Fall Lecture Series begins with a program on I-522: Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at the Grange Hall.

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Tansy ragwort is a winter annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial that can grow up to 6 feet tall. It is easily recognized by its bright yellow flower heads, with each flower bearing about 13 petals (ray florets), and by its soft, deeply lobed leaves.

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