Washington Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization consisting of some 46,000 member families. Its strength comes from its grassroots organization comprised of 25 county Farm Bureaus.
As the state’s second largest industry, agriculture is critical to the state’s economy. Maintaining a business environment that allows food producers and processors to remain competitive and viable in the international marketplace is a high priority to our members.
To accomplish this, the Washington Farm Bureau Government Relations Team works to develop and maintain effective working relationships with legislators, state and federal regulators, and other organizations to further our public policy goals. This effort includes activities within the agriculture community as well as other organizations, such as business groups focusing on protecting and strengthening our state economy.
Washington Farm Bureau is the legislative and regulatory watchdog for farmers and ranchers in Washington state.
Farm Bureau is actively involved in both legislative and regulatory activities on behalf of family farmers at the county, state, and national levels. Our mission is to ensure that farmers and ranchers can continue to do what they do best, feed the world, while also complying with the complex laws passed by elected officials and implemented by governments at all levels. Farm Bureau works to ensure that the farmer’s voice is heard.
Services to Farm Bureau members include:
- Full-time lobbyists, representing Farm Bureau interests at the Washington State Legislature and on regulatory issues
- Legislative tracking of state and federal issues
- Updates on state legislative actions
- Regulatory monitoring of state agencies
- Political education programs and events, including our annual Legislative Days in Olympia, DC Days trips, and a biennial Campaign Management Seminar.