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
August 24, 2012 - 2:43pm
For Immediate Release
NRCS Offers Opportunity to Restore and Protect Wetlands
SPOKANE, WA, Aug. 24, 2012—USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today that it anticipates a mid-autumn application deadline for the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) in 2012.
August 24, 2012 - 8:51am
State veterinarian: Make sure horses are vaccinated for West Nile virus Learn More »
August 23, 2012 - 9:02am
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeff Harlow, Assistant State Conservationist (Programs), 509/323-2971
SPOKANE, Aug. 23, 2012