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State must protect Yakima Valley drinking water from cow manure

Lax Washington state dairy regulations are allowing cow manure to taint Yakima Valley drinking water.
Aug 23, 2016

Mired in debt, Puerto Rico gave millions to Monsanto

Throughout the decade of fiscal crisis, the Island has been a corporate welfare paradise for companies that even get free water.
Jul 20, 2016

International sales of Washington apples spoiled in ports dispute

Washington's apple growers, others who rely on ports of Seattle and Tacoma say Pacific Maritime Association's and ILWU's contract dispute has hurt business.
Jan 15, 2015
Farm laborers harvest asparagus in Eastern Washington. Many of the low-wage migrant laborers that harvest our fruits and vegetables depend on food stamp programs that are on the chopping block in the proposed version of the Farm Bill (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Why the food fight over the Farm Bill matters to you

The Farm Bill is a classic democratic-process-headache: a 1,000 page piece of legislation that takes on all things food and agriculture related. It covers everything from food stamps to farmland conservation to nutrition programs to farm subsidies. Past versions have mostly benefited big farmers of soy, corn, and other commodity crops, along with large corporations […]
Jul 18, 2012