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- WSDA discovers first-ever live female gypsy moths in Washington August 14, 2017For the first time in its more than 40-year history of trapping for gypsy moths, the Washington State Department of Agriculture has discovered actively reproducing female gypsy moths during annual summer trapping.
- Washington confirms first equine West Nile virus case of 2017 August 9, 2017WSDA was notified that a 10-year-old quarter horse in Spokane County is the first horse in the state to contract West Nile virus this year.
- WSDA trappers start annual hunt for pests June 1, 2017Insect trappers for the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) are hitting the road once again. They will set traps throughout the state to monitor for invasive pests that threaten the environment or agricultural commodities.
- Bill signing kicks off process for new marijuana certification program May 16, 2017The Washington State Department of Agriculture is preparing to create a voluntary certification program for marijuana production now that legislation has been approved authorizing the agency to develop such a program. ESSB 5131 provides for WSDA to establish standards for the production of marijuana that would be consistent with the requirements of the U.S. Department […]
- Urgent call to vaccinate horses now for West Nile virus protection May 15, 2017The Washington State Department of Agriculture ) is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals as soon as possible to protect against West Nile virus.