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- Businesses will need new license endorsement to produce marijuana-infused edibles March 20, 2018OLYMPIA -- As of April 1, statutory authority to regulate the makers of marijuana edibles will be added to the administrative responsibilities of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), a move that will require these businesses to apply for a special endorsement on their business licenses.
- Public invited to review gypsy moth environmental documents March 7, 2018OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is now accepting public comments on a proposed plan to eradicate gypsy moths at two sites in Western Washington totaling 1,300 acres.
- WSDA prepared to enforce Brassica seed regulations February 26, 2018The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is prepared to pursue legal action against Brassica seed growers who do not coordinate their growing locations with other growers. This has become an ongoing problem, especially in northwestern Washington counties, and is placing commercial seed growers at risk of cross-pollination, potentially reducing the value of their crops.
- NE Washington Wolf-Livestock Grant Board awards five grants for wolf-livestock projects February 20, 2018OLYMPIA – The Northeast Washington Wolf-Livestock Grant Board has completed their evaluation process of the seven applications received for the Northeast Washington Wolf-Livestock Management Grant.
- WSDA to hold “Ask the Expert” gypsy moth open houses February 7, 2018OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has scheduled three open houses in communities where it is proposing to conduct gypsy moth eradication treatments later this spring.