Legislative Budget Goals

This session we are focused on several aspects of the state budget. We continue to be vigilant about preserving the tax exemptions for agricultural inputs (feed, fertilizer, seed, etc). We are also working to see funding in the budget to keep the Yakima and the Chehalis Basin Plans for water and fish work moving forward. Additionally, we are supporting Conservation funding to adequately support staff and cost share for programs like the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) and nutrient management updates. We are also working to find funding for demonstrating innovative nutrient management technology, nutrient recovery, and manure processing. Lastly, we support updating the WSU animal disease diagnostic laboratory in Pullman.