(JAN. 4, 2016)


Contact: Kent Wright, 509-435-3590


WASHINGTON STATE (JAN. 4, 2016) – Northwest Farmers Union (NWFU) presented to a number of offices on Monday in Olympia, WA to educate government officials. The organization was invited to speak on a number of topics ranging from Industrial Hemp to the raise in state Beef Checkoff. President Kent Wright as well as a number of leaders within the organization were present.


Wright pointed out, “It is a great opportunity to be able to give our producers side of the story and educate government agencies and legislators when it comes to items that greatly affect our livelihoods.”


The NWFU is a grassroots organization that works throughout Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Supporting family farmers and ranchers the organization works in the state capitols when legislators are in session to weigh in on bills affecting its’ producers in agriculture.


“We are very excited about how the day went and some of the new opportunities arising from our meetings; including a potential Veterans farmer program in Washington state,” adds Wright.


The Northwest Farmers Union is an agriculture advocacy group that is taking on a variety of issues from Beef Checkoff and Industrial Hemp to assisting Beginning Farmers/Ranchers as well as aiding Veterans through Vet based Farmer/Rancher programs throughout the states of Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Go to to become a member and learn about the many wonderful programs they provide.

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