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Florida Judge Rules Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional

On Monday Jan. 31, a Federal Judge in Florida ruled the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the mandate to purchase insurance is unconstitutional, and since that part of the Act is not severable from the rest of the legislation, the entire law was ruled as unconstitutional. In December a US District Judge in Virginia ruled the mandate unconstitutional but not the entire Act.

This particular lawsuit was brought forward by 26 State Attorneys General , including Washington’s Rob McKenna who reacted to the ruling saying: Learn More »



Register Today to Attend 2011 Leg Days

WFB Leg Days Feb. 2-3, 2011      

Agenda
 
This annual event includes key issues briefings, updates from key legislators in all four caucuses, and visits to legislative offices. Don't miss this chance to answer the call for agriculture and have your voice heard by returning and new Senators and Representatives.

Register Today!

Washington Farm Bureau Legislative Days will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia. Activities are also scheduled at the Legislative Building on the Capitol campus and at the WFB Professional Office Building in Lacey. Learn More »





Washington Farm Bureau History

When asked the question, "What is Farm Bureau?", the first place to look is at the foundation of Farm Bureau – the grassroots.

Here are families -- more than 6.5 million member families strong nationally.

Here are productive, politically active people, speaking out on issues of concern to rural America.

Here then is Farm Bureau, a non-governmental organization that has been growing for almost a century.

Here are county Farm Bureaus -- more than 2,800 -- federated to form state Farm Bureaus, which in turn make up the American Farm Bureau Federation. Learn More »


Red Lion

 

Red Lion

 

Washington Farm Bureau members receive 15% off Best Available Rates.

Promo Code : WFU

Reservations:

  1. Log onto www.redlion.com
  2. Go into reservations
  3. Complete the reservation, then click on "Other Search Options" (located just below the reservation information)
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter the Washington Farm Bureau assigned code (WFU) in the area that state "Corporate Negotiated Rate"

or you may call the Central Reservation office at 800-REDLION and
identify your affiliation with their Business Travel Advantage Program
and provide the Washington Farm Bureau name. Learn More »


WFB Opposes Workers Comp Rate Increase

Jan. 4, 2011 -- Today we submitted comments in opposition to the proposed 2011 workers’ comp rate increase. To see what we sent to L&I Director Schurke, click here.


Happy Holidays!

Beginning at 12 noon on Wed. Dec. 22, 2010 the Washington Farm Bureau office will be closed to allow staff time to visit with their families during Christmas and New Years. If you call the 800 number, you will receive a similar message. Staff will be able to assist members when the office re-opens on Jan. 3, 2011.

The Washington Farm Bureau staff thanks you for your understanding and wishes you all a very happy holiday season!


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