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Register Now for the 2014 WFB Annual Meeting

Nov 17 2014 - 12:00am
Nov 20 2014 - 11:59pm

 

The 95th WFB Annual Meeting & Trade Show will occur on November 17-20, 2014, at the Yakima Convention Center.

Featured Speakers include Bill Whittle, William Perry Pendley, and Damian Mason.

Please click here for the tentative agenda.

Please click here to register.


WSFB PAC Announces 2014 General Election Endorsements

The Washington State Farm Bureau Policial Action Committee has made endorsements for the 2014 General Election.

The list of endorsed candidates can be found here.


Register Now for 2015 AFBF Annual Convention

Jan 9 2015 - 12:00am
Jan 14 2015 - 11:59pm

The American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.  For information on the meeting, please visit annualconvention.fb.org. This site gives information on speakers (see here and here), tours and activities during the meeting. Those attending the convention are asked to make their own travel and tour arrangements.

Tentative Agenda: A copy of the tentative agenda can be found hereLearn More »


AFBF Announces 2015 FUSION Conference

Save the Date!

What: FUSION Conference (Farmers United: Skills, Inspiration, Outreach and Networking)

When: February 13-16, 2015

Where: The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

This conference will bring together YF&R, Women's Leadership and P&E program leaders and volunteers.

Registration opens in October.

Early Bird registration fee is $250. Click here for hotel reservations. Room rate for single/double is $193 + tax (includes resort fee).


Farmers in North Central Washington Need Your Help!

Farmers and ranchers in north central Washington have endured the worst fire season in the state’s history.

Due to the Carlton Complex Fire, more than 250 homes were lost in Okanogan County, 3,000 miles of fencing was burned, more than a thousand head of cattle were lost, and farm equipment and numerous outbuildings were destroyed.

To help these victims, Washington Farm Bureau has established the WFB Disaster Relief Fund. All monies donated to this fund will go directly to farmers and ranchers impacted by the fire.

To donate, please make your check out to the WFB Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to 975 Carpenter Road NE, Suite 301, Lacey, WA 98516.

Thank you!

 


WSFB PAC Announces 2014 Primary Election Endorsements

The Washington State Farm Bureau Policial Action Committee has made endorsements for the Primary Election. 

The list of endorsed candidates can be found here.


First-in-nation farm internship project expands across state

A first-in-the-nation effort to support farming’s future will restart July 1 in an expanded and extended format.

The Farm Internship Project brings small farms together with people who want to learn farming practices. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries first introduced the effort in 2010.

Under this project, interns have workers’ compensation protection along with the opportunity for a valuable education and hands-on experience in farming activities.

Application information for these internships is available online at www.lni.wa.gov/FarmInternProject. Learn More »


Funding available to improve habitat for sage grouse populations

Natural Resources Conservation Service
316 W. Boone, Suite 450
Spokane, WA  99201
509-323-2900
Email: gina.kerzman@wa.usda.gov
Web: http://www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov

Release No.: 02.25.14  
Contact: Jeff Harlow, Assistant State Conservationist (Programs),
509/323-2971

Funding available to improve habitat for sage grouse populations

SPOKANE, Wash. (Feb. 25, 2014) – Ranchers in central and eastern Washington who want to protect sage grouse habitat and improve range conditions for their livestock can apply for financial assistance through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Natural Resources Conservation Service announced today.

The sign-up deadline for the EQIP Sage Grouse Initiative is March 21, 2014. Learn More »


USDA Accepts Grant Applications for Conservation Innovation Efforts

Natural Resources
Conservation Service
316 W. Boone, Suite 450
Spokane, WA  99201
509-323-2900
Email: gina.kerzman@wa.usda.gov
Web: http://www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov

Release No.: 02.21.14   
Contact: Office of Communications
(202) 720-4623

USDA Accepts Grant Applications for Conservation Innovation Efforts

Grant Program Links Public, Private Groups to Improve the Environment and Preserve Resources

SPOKANE, Wash, Feb. 21, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for competitive grants to develop and accelerate conservation approaches and technologies on private agricultural and forest lands. Learn More »


Limited Water Supply in Westernmost States

Natural Resources Conservation Service
316 W. Boone, Suite 450
Spokane, WA  99201
509-323-2900
Email: gina.kerzman@wa.usda.gov 
Web: http://www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov 
Release No.: 02.20.14   
Contact: Scott Pattee, 
NRCS Hydrologic Technician, 
360-428-7684, x141

February Forecast: Limited Water Supply in Westernmost States
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