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WFB Annual Meeting 2014

Washington Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting will be held in November 2014. As we get closer to the event, we will post more information. Please check back later for more details.


Legislative Awards

Legislative Awards

Legislator of the Year

Each year since 1995, the Washington Farm Bureau Board of Directors
awards one or more state legislators with the honor of being the
organization's Legislator of the Year. A legislator's vote record and
outstanding actions to help strengthen family farms are key criteria for
receiving this award. Past recipients are listed below:

1995 Sen. Jim Hargrove

1995 Sen. Brad Owen

1995 Rep. Gary Chandler

1996 Sen. Ann Anderson

1996 Rep. Dave Mastin

1997 Sen. Irv Newhouse

1997 Rep. Cathy McMorris

1998 Sen. Ray Schow

1998 Rep. Kelli Linville

1999 Rep. Clyde Ballard

2000 Sen. Bob Morton

2001 Sen. Tim Sheldon

2001 Rep. Bill Grant  

2001 Rep. Gary Chandler

2002 Sen. Mike Hewitt Learn More »


WFB Legal Foundation

Help ensure a solid future for farming and ranching in Washington by contributing today.




Washington Farm Bureau created the WFB Legal
Foundation to engage in research and education projects to determine the legal rights Learn More »


Why Farm Bureau Opposes I-522



The primary goal for Washington farmers is to grow safe and healthy food. With more than 250 crops grown across the state, consumers are provided with a full spectrum of choices, including organic and conventionally grown crops.

In November, voters will be asked to decide whether some of the food sold in Washington should be specially labeled if it contains genetically engineered (GE) food products. On its face, this may seem like a reasonable thing to do. We all want to feed our families food that is safe and healthy. But would the passage of Initiative 522 actually accomplish that goal? There are five significant reasons that we believe I-522 falls short. Learn More »


Government Relations

Washington Farm Bureau is the legislative and regulatory watchdog for farmers and ranchers in Washington state.

Farm Bureau is actively involved in both legislative and regulatory activities on behalf of family farmers at the county, state, and national levels. Our mission is to ensure that farmers and ranchers can continue to do what they do best, feed the world, while also complying with the complex laws passed by elected officials and implemented by governments at all levels. Farm Bureau works to ensure that the farmer’s voice is heard.    

Services to Farm Bureau members include: Learn More »


Political Action Committee

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Office Depot

 

Office Depot

 

The Washington Farm Bureau discount program is not a "daily deals" site. We have permanently negotiated amazing rates with national vendors such as Office Depot®. Learn More »



Herds of trouble

Herds of trouble

Elk herds damage property, pit farmers against state and tribes

GoSkagit.com article: Herds of trouble

Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 7:43 am, Mon Feb 25, 2013.

By Kate Martin

Black Angus cattle slowly cropped grass and chewed their cuds on a sprawling green expansive farm east of Sedro-Woolley.

It’s calving season, and the Carstens keep a close eye on their herd. They and other farmers in the area say marauding hordes of elk are invading their fields, knocking down fences, scattering their animals and nearly eating them out of house and home. Learn More »


Conservation Funding Available for Farmers to Enhance Soil Health

Spokane, WA. (Feb. 14, 2013) — Private landowners and tribes working to increase crop residues, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve soil health on their farm, may apply for conservation financial and technical assistance, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today.

Funding is available through NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program in certain counties across Oregon, Washington and Idaho.  In Washington; Adams, Benton, Columbia, Douglas, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Klickitat, Lincoln, Spokane, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties have the option to participate.  Producers who are working to improve soil health by installing conservation practices such as no-till/strip-till, direct seeding, mulch till, cover crops or conservation crop rotation, may apply.

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2013. Learn More »


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