Don Stuart presented the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Snohomish County Farm Bureau. His topic was: “Community engagement for farm industry success.” The event was held at the Medallion Hotel in Arlington, WA on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
News about Conservation Incentives
Washington State’s 73 year old system for voluntary, incentive-based environmental conservation on private lands is at risk!
Legislators are proposing to eliminate the State Conservation Commission and to dramatically reduce funding for the 47 independent conservation districts that help landowners, statewide, implement sound environmental stewardship on millions of acres of private land. Read more »
New FEMA flood rules required for salmon protection could create environmental markets for farmers that end up helping farm businesses and protecting farmland from development. Read more »
Collapse of the federal budget “Super Committee” leaves farm subsidy and conservation programs both open to potential funding loss and farmers and environmentalists each on their own in defending them. Read more »