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Please RSVP for the Oct 21 Kitchen Meeting @ Qualco in Monroe, Washington at our office 360-482-3485

Please click this link for address information


The topics are going to include the following:


Dr. Shannon Neibergs will be discussing the new “Margin Dairy Protection Program”

This program has a sign-up deadline of November 28th 2014.

We will also be discussing what the Legislature might do on Taxs, Carbon Regulations, and other issues.

FALL is in the air & with the season comes…


The Washington State Dairy Industry Annual Meeting

this year’s theme is:

Celebrating Milk for Life

Click thumbnails to read pdf attachments:

2014 Annual Meeting Attendee Packet (click here)

   Exhibitors/Sponsors? click here!

Washington Dairy Industry 2014 Annual Meeting ~ Welcome to Vancouver USA

(Things to do, places to go)

2014 Dairy State Progressive Dairyman



New Washington State Dairy Ambassadors Selected

  Everett, Wash. – Janis Dejager from Everson, representing Whatcom County, is the 2014-2015 Washington State Dairy Ambassador.  Janis was one of six contestants at the 59th Annual Washington State Dairy Ambassador Coronation at the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn in Everett.


Marissa Apperson from Rochester and Marcy Bartelheimer from Snohomish were selected as Alternate Ambassadors.






Seattle Game Registration Form 2014

Department of Revenue SIMPLIFIES Tax Exemption Documentation

 Yes, it’s TRUE!

 While the notices mailed this month (June 2014) were a little confusing, the effect is to actually simplify the documentation for the Sales Tax Exemption for Livestock Nutrient Management Equipment and Sales & Use Tax Exemption for Farm Machinery and Equipment

In both cases, you may now use one form (Farmers’ Certificate for Wholesale Purchases and Sales Tax Exemptions) to self-certify your exemption.

The links to forms are below.

This is a good thing, as it means you no longer need to wait for a response from the state Department of Revenue before utilizing the exemptions.

You simply fill out the form and present it to a seller of the equipment.

Previously, you needed to apply to the Department of Revenue for a certificate of exemption, wait for their response, and then present the certificate to the seller.  Those certificates expired June 12, and the new self-certification form takes their place.

This simplification of the process is the result of SB 6333, passed by the Legislation in 2014.

This change is only for the Livestock Nutrient Management Equipment and Farm Machinery & Equipment.

The retail sales tax exemption for Anaerobic Digesters still requires an application for aCertificate of Exemption.  The link to that form can be found below.

If you have any questions on this, please call me (Dan Wood) at 360-482-3485 at the Dairy Federation office. Or, call my cell number at 360-870-6018.

Another option is to call directly to Kurt Sand at Washington State Department of Revenue.  He told me he would be glad to take calls from producers and can be reached at 360-705-6659.

Dan Wood

Director of govt. Affairs

Washington State Dairy Federation

PO Box 1768

Elma, WA 98541

360-482-3485 (office)

360-870-6018 (cell)


It’s OK to call any time.  Late, Early, Weekends are OK!



 The 2014  Pre-proposal Template and Call for Research Proposals are now available

2014 Pre-Proposal Template

2014 Call for Research Proposals


*picture courtesy of  ponsulak at freedigitalphotos.net



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