Each year we develop a Public Policy Agenda, a prioritized list of issues to pursue during the upcoming session of the Washington State Legislature.

Governmental Affairs Team Issue Areas:

Bre Elsey: Labor, Tax and Fiscal

Mike Ennis: Energy, Transportation, Land Use, Natural Resources

Caleb Gwerder: General Agriculture, Environment, Education, Public Safety



Increasing inflation, regulations, and energy costs threaten farms and harm consumers. Agriculture needs policy support to continue to be good stewards of the land and provide safe, local food:

Policy Development

Decrease burdensome regulations, taxes, and fees

Mitigate agricultural labor cost increases, including overtime

Protect access and promote expansion to an affordable agricultural water supply

Support voluntary conservation efforts rather than proscriptive buffer regulations

Reduce transportation costs from farm to table

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