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Warnick: Inslee Overstepped In Agritourism Proclamation
Warnick: Inslee Overstepped In Agritourism Proclamation
In late August, Governor Jay Inslee issued a coronavirus proclamation specific to the agritourism industry across Washington. And within hours the farm community cried foul. Many took issue with the fact that not only would this proclamation shutdown many farms just as the agritourism season starts to ramp up, but also pointed out that similar activities in other economies were not prohibited by
Warnick’s Food Policy Forum Legislation Clears Washington’s Senate
On Thursday, the Washington senate approved legislation supporter says will help ensure the state’s food supply is safe.  Judy Warnick’s Senate Bill 6091 formalizes the Washington Food Policy Forum, a public-private partnership, as well as outlines the goals of the Forum, including support for small farms, increasing availability of food grown in the state, and reducing food insecurity.   “A syste
Warnick: We Need To Protect Active Farmland
Warnick: We Need To Protect Active Farmland
Judy Warnick says she’s see a disturbing trend across her senate district.  The Moses Lake Republican said she has seen several solar farms crop up on active farm land across Kittitas County.  And while installing solar panels may not take the land out of farm production technically, she noted it makes it challenge to move equipment, livestock, and run a day to day operation.   Warnic...
2019 Washington Policy Center Farm Hall Takes Place Thursday In The Tri-Cities
2019 Washington Policy Center Farm Hall Takes Place Thursday In The Tri-Cities
Thursday, the Washington Policy Center will hold their annual Farm Hall in the Tri-Cities.  This year’s event will take place at the Northwest Farm Credit Services branch on St. Thomas in Pasco.  Pam Lewison with the WPC said these Farm Halls allow the agriculture community to discuss policy and potential legislation in an informal setting.   “Gives...

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