September 20, 2012 - 7:10pm
If you are planning to attend the SARE Conference, sign up before Oct.2 to receive the best discount.
Learn about niche livestock and poultry processing, values-based marketing, farm-to-institution, financing and technical assistance, and more.
This year's conference will cover Strengthening Agriculture’s Infrastructure: Adding Value, Breaking Down Barriers, Increasing Profits
This educational and partnership-building conference will take place December 3–5, 2012 in Portland Oregon. Visit the conference site at:http://www.westernsare.org/Conferences/Strengthening-Agriculture-s-Infrastructure-Conference for more information and to register.
September 20, 2012 - 1:28pm
Our Claims Consultants are on Your Side
Best Practices in Claims Monitoring and Return-to-Work - Our professional claims consultants are experts in return-to-work practices for the agriculture industry. They understand your needs and can help you put together streamlined accident reporting and claims management procedures. Missing information on claims or a lack of follow-up can easily result in claims getting out of control.
Representing Your Needs - Our claims consultants will monitor a claim's status, medical treatments, and L&I decisions to ensure the worker receives proper care and the claim continues moving along. They also assess claim cost impacts to your business and workers and will take actions with you to help keep costs down.
Call us anytime you want to discuss your claims or brainstorm a specific strategy to resolving a claim at (800) 331-3276. Learn More »
September 20, 2012 - 10:22am
Members talk about Farm Bureau's Retro/Safety Program
February 13, 2014
Thank you so much for joining our training the past two days! The feedback I received showed the three presenters tied in very well together and the entire session was very beneficial. Some comments I wanted to pass on to you include, “Great session – extremely useful and an incredible resource.” and “Good info, it’s always good to keep safety in mind and this was an excellent reinforcement.” I only wish more of our growers would have taken advantage of the day. The attendance level was very disappointing and we will be looking into why that might have been. Learn More »
September 20, 2012 - 9:46am
Qualifications for Retro/Safety
The law requires that you be a member of the sponsoring organization. If you are not a Washington Farm Bureau member we can sign you up when you enroll in our retro program. Membership fees vary by county and range from $65 to $100.
An enrollment fee equal to 1% of your annual standard premium is required at sign up.
You must report hours in at least one of the risk classes covered by the Farm Bureau Retro/Safety Program.
Your annual L&I premium must be at least $5000.
Your loss ratio must be 0.9 or lower. We look at the loss ratio history for at least the three most recent years. Learn More »
September 20, 2012 - 9:33am
When it comes to retro programs, Farm Bureau Retro/Safety has been around since the beginning -- 1984. Overall we are among the largest when it comes to refunds, with Farm Bureau Retro/Safety members earning refunds approaching $80 million.
A successful retro program is all about teamwork. The goal is to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries, get injured workers the medical care they deserve, and get them back to work when appropriate. There is no better way to increase retro refunds than by preventing accidents in the first place!
The Farm Bureau Difference
Washington Farm Bureau started its Retro/Safety program to be more than just a financial benefit to our members. The Retro/Safety program includes safety training, safety program development and inspections, claims management and member education. Learn More »
September 17, 2012 - 2:14pm
Skagit County is located in the northwest portion of Washington state between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Canada. The Cascade Mountains stand to the east, overlooking a fertile river valley. Amongst the wide variety of agricultural crops produced in this area, its tulip fields are world famous.
September 12, 2012 - 11:41am
On Wednesday Sept. 12th, from 11am to 3pm our telephone circuit was out of service due to line damage. Incoming/outgoing calls to our main office were met with a busy signal during this time. The issue has since been resolved by the phone company. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
August 30, 2012 - 4:00pm
Each year, the Washington Farm Bureau provides its members with an indication of how legislators voted on issues of interest to the agricultural community.
Our Vote Record documents votes during the sessions of Legislature and shows whether a legislator voted for or against Farm Bureau's position on key bills.
This scorecard supplies Farm Bureau members with a tool to help assess the performance of their elected officials. It does not provide a complete portrait of a legislator's role in behind-the-scenes efforts, their sponsorship of bills, their work on important budget provisos, their leadership qualities, or their responsiveness to constituent requests. In many cases, certain bills were not brought up for a vote, so there is no official record of a legislator's position on some issues. Learn More »
August 27, 2012 - 10:34am
Looking for a Few Good Photos!
Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 WFB Ag Photo contest. If you haven't started taking pictures yet, start clicking away! The deadline for the 2012 contest is Nov. 6, 2012.
The WFB Ag Photo contest is open to all Farm Bureau members.
The basic idea is that "a picture is worth a thousand words." With that classic saying in mind, we’re looking for pictures to help us tell the Farm Bureau story.
2012 Contest Categories include: Learn More »
August 24, 2012 - 3:01pm