Schrier Proposes Study To Reduce Emissions From Cow Burps

Washington Congresswoman Dr. Kim Schrier had has introduced legislation that looks to reduce methane emissions produced by livestock. She said the Research to Reduce Agricultural Methane Act will provide funds to study innovative methods to reduce methane emissions in livestock, including through feed additives such as seaweed. Citing the EPA’s 2018 Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas […]

Dent Recognized Nationally For Work To Help Farmers, Ranchers, Pesticide Industry

In September, CropLife America recognized Moses Lake Representative Tom Dent with its State Leadership Award for his “support of farmers, ranchers and the pesticide industry” The Central Washington Republican said the national honor was humbling and completely caught him off guard. “She explained the award to me and then we hung up and I gave […]

Larew: More Needs To Be Done To Help Cattle Industry, Prevent Supply Chain Issues

Food supply chain disruptions and how to reduce them in future as well as disease outbreaks were front-and-center recently at the House Small Business Committee. One of the farm leaders with suggestions was National Farmers Union chief Rob Larew. He told the panel last week that the pandemic has shown the food system needs structural […]

2020 Offers Fewer Tax Burdens for Farmers, Ranchers

The New Year brings less of a tax burden for farmers and ranchers when it comes to health insurance, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.   In spending bills passed by Congress before the holiday break, lawmakers included a permanent repeal of the Health Insurance Tax, which was enacted as part of the Affordable […]

Dye: 2020 Legislative Session Could Be Concerning For Washington Farm Country

Less than nine weeks remain in 2019, which means it’s time to start thinking about the 2020 legislative sessions for both Washington and Oregon.  Washington state representative Mary Dye said when looking back at this year’s session, there were several “interesting” pieces of legislation that unfairly targeted the farming industry.  The Pomeroy Republican said several […]