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July 2009 Farmland Preservation Newsletter Now Available

This month’s edition updates the Kittitas exempt well issue and also updates the Clark County urban livestock proposal for livestock owners outside city limits. Also of interest is information on a small producer chicken processor and developments for two counties considering a Right to Farm ordinance.

If you have suggestions for newsletter content, please feel free to contact OFP at jgiuntoli@scc.wa.gov

  • Office of Farmland Preservation July Newsletter
  • June 2009 Farmland Preservation Newsletter Now Available

    The June OFP newsletter includes an update of the Easterday Stockwatering issue and also updates of the Clark County urban livestock proposal for livestock owners outside city limits, but still within the Urban Growth Area. Also of interest is federal legislation before Congress and information on free webinars.

    If you have suggestions for newsletter content, please feel free to contact OFP at jgiuntoli@scc.wa.gov

  • Office of Farmland Preservation June Newsletter
  • Office of Farmland Preservation December Newsletter

    The December OFP newsletter includes an update on the Ruckelshaus Center process as they examine the interactions between agricultural activities and the environmental regulation of critical areas. They have been working with stakeholders to identify approaches that will advance both agricultural viability and environmental protection goals.

    Also of interest is a brief look at feed lots in the greater agricultural economy. The livestock industry is directly impacted by changes in both the reduction and addition of feed lots. Feed lots tie many facets of the economy together ranging from construction jobs to farmers and ranchers throughout the state. One aspect of the livestock industry that will be discussed in an upcoming newsletter is the loss of livestock auction markets and what role they have played and their future outlook.

    If you have suggestions for newsletter content, please feel free to contact OFP at jgiuntoli@scc.wa.gov