The Washington Farm Bureau Legal and Education Foundation has been defending the rights of Washington’s farmers and ranchers and educating the public since 1920.
Washington Farm Bureau invites you to work with your neighbors to enhance the quality of life in your community and the unique ways agriculture touches our lives. Washington is one of the most abundant growing regions in the world, producing over 300 commodities!
Did you know…
- 96% of farms and ranches in Washington are family owned.
- 67% of farms in Washington are under 50 acres.
- There are 35,793 working farms in Washington.
- Agriculture and food processing provide over 164,000 jobs in Washington!
- In the 1930's, one farmer fed four people. Today, one farmer produces enough food to feed 160 people! The global population is expected to increase by 2.2 billion by 2050, which means the world's farmers will have to grow about 70% more food than what is now produced.
Economic Impact in Washington
- $10.6 Billion Revenue from 39,500 farms and ranches
- Agriculture adds 164,000 Jobs through production, processing, transportation, and sales, agriculture ads to the Washington economy.
- Agriculture is 12 percent of Washington state’s overall economy.
- Food Processing & Manufacturing generates $20.1 billion in revenue and creates 40,000 jobs.
- Agriculture is Washington state’s second-largest export category.
- Washington state is the 3rd largest food and agricultural exporter in the United States.
- Over $6.7 billion in food and agricultural products exported through Washington ports in 2015, the third-largest in the United States.
To learn more about Washington agriculture and to source a farm near you, visit www.farmfreshwa.org.
Defending Your Legal Rights
Today’s farm and ranch families face increasing regulatory and legal threats. These pressures endanger their livelihood, diminish their capacity to produce quality local food, and hinder their ability to pass their farm on to the next generation.
WFB’s Legal Foundation is designed to respond to these challenges by spearheading fundraising efforts and developing creative legal approaches to effectively protect Washington agriculture. This is achieved by coordinating research, education and legal efforts with key allies.
To engage on issues of statewide significance to defend the rights of Washington’s farm and ranch families in order to ensure their continued viability.
How You Can Help
Your contribution helps ensure our family farms continue to feed the world.
Please make checks payable to:
WFB Legal Foundation
975 Carpenter Rd NE Suite 301
Lacey, WA 98516
Washington Farm Bureau Legal Foundation
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