July 13, 2012 - 1:20pm
Washington Farm Bureau seeks to develop and maintain working relationships with other organizations to further our public policy goals. This effort includes activities within the agriculture community as well as other organizations interested in the issues of interest to our membership.
Here is a brief overview about some of our collaborative work.
Ag Summit Legislative Requests
Each year the agricultural community gathers to identify areas of agreement and mutual support from the diverse agricultural interests in our state. This gathering, called the Ag Summit, produces a legislative request that is then sent to legislators and the governor for consideration.
July 13, 2012 - 1:11pm
To meet the needs of its diverse membership, the Washington Farm Bureau offers three membership categories. Review the categories below, and select the membership that is appropriate for you. Annual membership dues are listed by county Farm Bureau.
Note: New Members - If you are a new Country Financial customer please contact your representative to enroll. Please use the Country Financial application available through your representative.
If you are enrolling independently of a Country Financial representative please use the following form: Learn More »
July 13, 2012 - 1:07pm
Washington Farm Bureau offers multiple communication opportunites to our members. Target your message and marketing in one of our publications.
This feature style magazine for all members of the Washington Farm Bureau is designed to put a face on the farmers and ranchers of Washington. Informative as well as entertaining, Neighbors offers insight into the staggering $6.8 billion agriculture industry in Washington.
Readers/Audience: WFB voting, business and associate members, legislators, local and statewide elected officials, COUNTRY Agents
Frequency: Neighbors is produced twice a year (Spring/Summer issue mailed in April and a Fall/Winter issue mailed in October).
July 13, 2012 - 1:05pm
County Farm Bureau Websites
The following counties have their own websites. Washington Farm Bureau is not responsible for the content of any website listed below.
County Farm Bureau Facebook Pages
Some county Farm Bureaus are launching their own Facebook pages, too. You can find them by clicking on the links below: Learn More »
July 13, 2012 - 1:04pm
Keep up with the latest issues affecting agriculture by reading Farm Bureau news releases and publications.
Washington Farm Bureau News: This monthly newsletter of the Washington Farm Bureau covers issues important to Farm Bureau leaders.
Neighbors: This feature style semi-annual magazine for Farm Bureau members is meant to be informative as well as entertaining.
July 13, 2012 - 1:02pm
Summer Fun in the Sun!
Neighbors offers insight into the staggering $7.9 billion agriculture industry in Washington
Summer Fun in the Sun!
The weather is heating up and summer is just around the corner. This issue highlights the fun things you can do during the long hot summer months. Take a trip on the wild side and see what its like to be in the Rodeo. Interested in Ranch life? Visit K Diamond K and see what it feels like to be a cowboy. Most importantly just go out there and enjoy the sights and sounds that is Washington and support your local farmers!
July 11, 2012 - 8:53am
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2012—The American Farm Bureau Federation is concerned about the impact that mandates and new taxes contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would have on America’s farm and ranch families. The organization today asked members of the House to vote for H.R. 6079, also known as the Repeal of Obamacare Act.
“Farmers and ranchers, along with all Americans, are part of a broken health insurance marketplace with limited options and high costs,” AFBF’s letter to the House stated. “Of particular concern are provisions that increase expenses through mandated insurance coverage for individuals and employees and provisions that impose new taxes like the health insurance tax.” Learn More »
June 27, 2012 - 10:38am
Each year Washington Farm Bureau provides our members with an indication of how legislators voted on issues of interest to agriculture.
You can find this year's vote record here.
June 26, 2012 - 2:29pm
There is an opportunity to submit testimony for the record for 10 business days after the hearing. This is a good opportunity for the Farm Bureau and/or individual members to provide input.
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