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Washington Farm Bureau Report – Bob Larson Part 1

Washington Farm Bureau Report – Bob Larson Part 2

Washington Farm Bureau Report – Bob Larson Part 3

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Washington Ag Network – #ImStillFarming

Farm Safety Amid COVID-19 – Bob Larson Part 1

Farm Safety Amid COVID-19 – Bob Larson Part 2

Washington Ag Network – WSFB Offers Online Resources

How Washington has managed to avoid food shortages during crisis

The WFB Update: Covid-19 Resources Podcast

 

USDA Farmers to Families Food Box

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As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program Secretary Perdue announced on April 17 that the USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those in need. … Read More

Farm workers are Family

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Three generations work in the the spring leek fields in Auburn, Washington. Photo curtosy of Mosby Farms. COVID-19 has caused a roar of confusion, uncertainty and change. It has impacted every person in our state whether that be from recent … Read More

#ImStillFarming

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A letter from our President It is no secret that the current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of our lives. While we as farmers and ranchers are deemed essential, we are not immune to the reality that the Coronavirus causes … Read More

Remembering Who Is Keeping Us Alive

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Harvesting romaine lettuce near Soledad, Calif., May 3, 2017 (Michael Fiala/Reuters) VICTOR DAVIS HANSON – I tried an experiment yesterday. I went to four large supermarkets in Fresno County, the nation’s largest and most diverse food-producing county, and looked at … Read More

DNR backs bill to pay to end leases early

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JENKINS – OLYMPIA — Farmers and ranchers who rent land from the Washington Department of Natural Resources would be guaranteed compensation if their leases were canceled, according to legislation supported by the department and farm groups. House Bill 2498 sets out … Read More

USMCA Action is a Welcome Start to 2020

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WASHINGTON, January 16, 2020 – America’s farmers and ranchers received a second round of good news this week with Senate approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  At a time when farmers continue to face strong economic headwinds, the agreement … Read More

Stakeholders weigh in on USMCA deal

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  U.S. House Democrat leaders this week announced a deal has been reached with President Trump regarding the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Aside from aiding the 330,00 Washington jobs supported by trade … Read More

Newhouse defends farm labor bill

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DAN WHEAT Capital Press –The farm labor bill, sponsored by U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., has been criticized for not doing enough to reign in escalating farm labor and housing costs. But Newhouse says the bill … Read More

A Welcome Win for Farmers

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Both houses of Japan’s Parliament have now approved a trade deal with the United States which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Now that the … Read More

USMCA could “soften rough edges” on trade

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The Lens- TJ Martinell – President Trump a year ago announced plans to withdraw from the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada and Mexico. Now, Congress is under pressure to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which agricultural industry groups say will not … Read More

EPA to clarify “Waters of the United States”

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has repealed a 2015 rule that Washington industry members say created regulatory uncertainty and confusion. Photo: freepik.com   THE LENS – TJ MARTINELL -The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015 adopted a rule regarding “Waters of … Read More

Halloween Starts on the Farm

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American Farm Bureau Foundation – You can’t have Halloween without farmers! These Halloween staples all have roots in agriculture. Let’s learn more. Scarecrows You may have made a scarecrow at a fall festival to decorate your yard, but scarecrows serve … Read More

Washington’s China Trade Dilemma

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By The Seattle Times editorial board Trade-dependent Washington state is in a tight spot as the U.S.-China trade war escalates. Voters should start thinking now about what course they’d like to see the White House take if the trade war … Read More

Make Way for Clean Water Rule

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2019 Contact:  Chris McCabe, NW Pulp & Paper Association, chris@nwpulpandpaper.org, 360.529.8638 Barbara Riley, American Forest & Paper Association, Barbara_Riley@afandpa.org, 202.463.2700 Jason Hagey, Association of Washington Business, JasonH@awb.org, 360.943.1600 Bailey Peters, Washington Farm Bureau, bpeters@wsfb.com, 360.357.9975 … Read More

Ag outlook robust despite snags

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YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC – MAI HOANG – The agriculture industry in the Yakima Valley and throughout the Northwest looks solid so far this year, though it hasn’t been without challenges. That’s the takeaway from the latest quarterly reports from Northwest Farm … Read More

Mexico First to Approve USMCA

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FB NEWS – The Mexican Senate this week approved the U.S.–Mexico–Canada agreement, making Mexico the first country to ratify the pact. Canada has started the ratification process through its Parliament and, as required, Trump administration trade officials have sent to … Read More

AFBF Pleased with USMCA Progress

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FB NEWS – The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The administration’s submitting the Statement of Administration Action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to Congress is good news for U.S. farmers and ranchers. This … Read More

American Farm Bureau Applauds Year-Round E15 Rule

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The following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement to allow expanded E15 fuel sales may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Removing outdated barriers and regulations is a commitment that this Administration continues to make … Read More

Court Strikes 2015 Water Rule

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FB NEWS – A federal court on Tuesday invalidated the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 expansion of federal jurisdiction over small and isolated waters. After years of litigation in suits filed by dozens of state governments … Read More

Farm Bureau Statement on Agricultural Relief

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FB NEWS – The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “The Trump Administration’s agricultural assistance package is welcome relief to an economic sector that has been battered by foreign competitors and retaliatory tariffs. We … Read More

Tariff Revenues Up Sharply

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U.S. is on Pace to Collect $72 Billion in Customs Revenue in 2019 AFBF MARKET INTEL – Customs duties are tariffs, or taxes, placed on goods in international commerce. Tariffs may be levied on imports or exports and are designed … Read More

New Bill Would Improve Broadband Maps

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FB NEWS – A recently introduced bill would enhance the accuracy of broadband coverage maps, a key step toward boosting high-speed internet access in rural areas. The bipartisan Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2019, backed by the American Farm Bureau … Read More

Aficionados take a leisurely ride back in time

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Vintage tractor club makes 6-hour rumble through the Palouse at putt-putt pace Eleven men stretched their vintage tractors’ legs for a more-than-30-mile excursion Saturday on rural southeastern Whitman County roads. The procession, hosted by the Lewis-Clark Antique Power Club, started … Read More

House Approves Disaster Bill

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FB NEWS – The House late last week passed a disaster assistance bill that, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, will help farmers, ranchers and rural communities reeling from catastrophic weather events. “Farms across the country endured an incredibly … Read More