Posted on: May 3, 2017

The News Tribune article on TDR Program success

Matt Driscoll: Build an apartment building. Save a farm. This program’s doing both.

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

Snohomish County’s Focus on Farming XIII and Focus on Forestry II Conference Nov. 3rd

Registration now open!

Snohomish County’s Focus on Farming XIII and Focus on Forestry II Conference Nov. 3rd
Lunch Keynote speaker Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

“Solutions For A Growing World”

November 3rd at 7am, Snohomish...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

NIFA Announces Availability of $17.7 Million to Train, Educate Next Generation of Farmers & Ranchers

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $17.7 million in grant funding to help train and educate the next generation of agricultural pr...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

How to Protect Our Farmland? Join the Conversation! (Location Correction)

An independent team is conducting a new study to find the best ways to protect Pierce County’s remaining commercial agricultural land.
- How much farmland should be protected—and where?- Are changes needed in the criteria the County uses to designate l...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

First TDR Transaction in Tacoma-"History in the Making" Celebration

The Transfer of Development Rights Program results in the permanent protection of resource lands while incentivizing growth with the existing urban footprint. Farmers get the development value they deserve without having to pave over their land, cities ge...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

Bats and Pest Control

In light of the recent confirmation of White Nose Syndrome in a bat collected in North Bend, Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife is increasing its bat monitoring and has created a new, online form to report bat colonies & roosts. For more informat...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

Puget Sound Fresh app wins national award for best new mobile app

Western Washington farmers and consumers who support local food already love the Puget Sound Fresh app. Both Android and Apple users can use the app to find more than 350 farms and farmers markets, as well as recipes, harvest calendars and events.

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Posted on: June 20, 2014

Faces of Farming Video

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Produced by Pierce County TV, this video set the stage for the 2014 Farm Forum by showcasing our colorful agricultural roots from yesteryear to today. It introduces viewers to some of the Pierce County farmers who are working to preserve this way of lif...Read on...

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Posted on: August 30, 2013

Want some publicity for your farm? Apply for Pierce County TV’s “Meet the Farmers” series!

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Pierce County Planning and Land Services will be producing a series highlighting local farmers on PCTV (Pierce County Television). The purpose of these segments is to help the public learn about the important role that farmers play in our community by tel...Read on...

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