Agriculture and Water

Trade and environmental battles taking their toll on 13th District Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake offered this statement in response to REC Silicon’s announcement that it is suspending operations until at least June:   “REC Silicon is a major employer in our community and news of their closure is going to have a significant impact, even though it may be... Read More...
Sen. Judy Warnick’s E-newsletter – October 1, 2015 Update from Olympia – October 1, 2015 Greetings, I hope that you have had a safe and fun summer. As fall arrives there is a lot going on throughout our area and in Olympia. I recently traveled with my House colleagues around our legislative district visiting local newspapers to discuss... Read More...
Don’t play politics with drought-relief funding The drought promises to have a significant effect on our state’s agricultural production, and the state House needs to support funding to help farmers. By Judy Warnick Special to The Times THERE are many issues that faced the Legislature this year that have been subject to partisan differences and political... Read More...
Growing industry gets boost from Warnick legislation Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5603 during a formal ceremony Thursday. The new law, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, was introduced to meet the increasing popularity and demand for cottage foods such as baked goods, jams and fruit preserves. It increases the maximum amount of annual gross... Read More...
Warnick appointed to drought committee as governor declares emergency Sen. Judy Warnick has been appointed to the Joint Legislative Committee on Drought. Her selection came ahead of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Friday-morning declaration of a drought emergency for the east side of the central Cascade Mountains. “I spoke with the Department of Ecology about the impending drought declaration and am glad... Read More...
Senate adopts Warnick bill to modernize animal disease traceability Beginning in 2011, the Washington State Department of Agriculture implemented the Animal Disease Traceability to better track animals and locate instances of disease. Senate Bill 5733, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, was approved in a nearly unanimous vote Monday. The measure would implement an electronic livestock transaction system. “We are... Read More...
Railroad returns to Port of Royal Slope ownership Sen. Judy Warnick’s bill, Senate Bill 5529 which returns ownership of the 26 mile state-owned railroad tracks to Port of Royal Slope cleared the Senate. The legislation gives the port authority five years to contract an operator for the rail line and gives supplies from the recent rehabilitation projects paid... Read More...