Rail bill aided by Washington Farm Bureau passes

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CAPITAL PRESS — DON JENKINS State lawmakers have approved relaxing restrictions on industrial development near short-line railroads in rural Eastern Washington, a move the Farm Bureau says will help farm communities. House Bill 1504, which has yet to be signed by … Read More

Superior Court Judge to rule on I-1433 opposition

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OLYMPIA, Wash., April 25, 2017—All eyes are on Kittitas County as we await a ruling on reversing the passage of the unconstitutional I-1433. Kittitas County Superior Court Judge Scott Sparks heard the challenge to I-1433 Friday, April 21, 2017, which … Read More

WA lawmakers OK new way to deter wolves

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CAPTIAL PRESS – DON JENKINS OLYMPIA — A bill creating a new program to prevent wolves from attacking livestock in northeast Washington has been sent by lawmakers to Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill 2126 directs the state Department of Agriculture … Read More

Farmers and Ranchers Need Comprehensive Tax Reform

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America’s farmers and ranchers need a flexible tax code that gives them freedom to both grow and adapt quickly to changes beyond their control, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today. Pat Wolff, senior director of congressional relations for … Read More

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