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Herds of trouble

Elk herds damage property, pit farmers against state and tribes 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 »

2013 Legisletter Archives

Join us for Legislative Days on Feb. 4-5, 2014

 2014 Legislative Days

2014 Legislative Days Registration Form.

Washington Farm Bureau’s Legislative Days event will be held at the WFB Office in Lacey Feb. 4-5, 2014.

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.

For more information about the event, contact Tom Davis.

To attend, open the registration form here, print it off, fill it out, and mail or fax the completed form to us. The registration deadline is Jan. 24.

The registration fee is $70, and includes lunch and the legislative
reception and banquet on the first day, as well as the debrief lunch on
day two.  To pay online click the link below.

  Learn More »

You may also mail your check to
WFB at 975 Carpenter Rd NE, Suite 301, Lacey, WA 98516

WSU Women in Agriculture Conference

Mark your calendar and join us for inspiration, knowledge and networking on Satruday, February 23, 2013 for the 2013 Women in Agriculture Conference.

You will have the unique opportunity to participate in a statewide agricultural conference offering inspirational stories and practical advice on how to improve your management skills. The conference brings the best of national and local speakers to easily accessible locations in Washington State.

Last year, nearly 500 women at 16 locations in Washington heard national speakers offer advice on how to meet the challenges of every-day farming and manage the risks of their operation.  Networking with each other about challenges and risks in farming enterprises was valuable to everyone who attended. Learn More »

Crop Insurance Dates Approaching

Contact: Jo Lynne Seufer, (509) 228-6320

Farmers are Reminded of Whole Farm and Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Program Dates Approaching in Early 2013

SPOKANE, Wash., December 5, 2012 ----- USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers of the fast approaching winter and spring sales closing dates for Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) programs. This also includes the whole farm insurance programs Adjusted Gross Revenue Pilot (AGR) and Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite). AGR and AGR-Lite cover most farm-raised crops, animals, and animal products.  

Upcoming Sales Closing Dates  Learn More »

Washington Asparagus Commission Seeks Executive Director



Executive Director Learn More »

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