Washington Friends of Farms & Forests

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Guest Opinion: Washington taxpayers and farmers lose in Trump's trade war

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 1:20 PM Comments comments ()

The Chinese government has announced tariffs on 128 products including fresh fruit and wine after President Trump announced steel and aluminum tariffs against China. Read more.

Photo: Andy Perdue Great Northwest Wine

Buffer agreement awaits judge's approval

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments ()

Buffer agreement awaits judge’s approval


August 19, 2014 10:32AM

Federal regulators have finalized a deal with environmentalists regarding no-spray pesticide buffers around waterways.


Federal regulators and environmentalists have finalized a settlement requiring no-spray buffers for several pesticides along West Coast waterways, but opponents remain skeptical of the deal.


In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

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10/31/13 WFFF ED Wins Urbanowski Grassroots Award

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 3:55 AM Comments comments ()

Heather Hansen, Executive Director of Washington Friends of Farms & Forests is the 2013 recipient of the Urbanowski Grassroots Award from CropLife America.  This award recognizes an individual who works to promote the agricultural industry within communities and through grassroots efforts. It is named in honor of Richard L. Urbanowski, who served as Chairman of CLA from 1993 through 1995.

Heather has been a long time, extremely effective advocate agriculture and forestry....

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10/8/13 WA Grown on TV!

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM Comments comments ()

Sundays at 8:30 on Northwest Cable News - Spread the Word!

Food is what Washington Grown is all about!  From the field to the plate and everything in between Washington Grown highlights the amazing food scene and industry that makes Washington state a great place enjoy literally hundreds of locally grown items.  Washington Grown will tell the story about what Washington’s 300 some crops provide to our meals, our culture, our economy, and the world. Washington Grown is b...

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Washington Friends of Farms & Forests Elects Officers and Board Members

Posted on March 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM Comments comments ()

Olympia, WA – Washington Friends of Farms & Forests is a non-profit trade association serving agriculture, timber, vegetation management, and lawn and tree care.  New officers and directors were recently elected.

Mike Warjone, Forestry Manager for Port Blakely Tree Farms, Olympia, WA was elected President. Port Blakely is a privately held timber company with land in Washington, Oregon, and New Zealand.

Director Valarie Eckloff was elected Vice President. Ms. Eckloff...

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