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An unintended language change in the tax bill gives a big advantage to farmers who sell to agricultural co-ops rather than private companies, whether small local buyers or agribusiness giants ADM and Cargill. Lawmakers say they would like to fix it but prospects are uncertain.
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ATTN small-scale #sustainable producers! Tilth Alliance has partnered w/ HumanLinks Foundation to offer #grants to enhance the operations of farmers practicing responsible and progressive methods.

In partnership with HumanLinks Foundation, Tilth Alliance is accepting applications by farmers seeking financial assistance to support projects that will improve the economic viability, social impacts or environmental sustainability of their farm businesses. The goal of this grant program is to enha...
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Mon 4:00 PM PSTOlympic College Way NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370, United States
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Here's your chance to learn about Livestock Guardian Dogs in Kent, WA.

Interested in Livestock Guardian Dogs for predator control? Don't miss this upcoming workshop in Kent, WA on Feb. 1! WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

What is a Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD)? How do they differ from other dog breeds? Do they make good family pets? What do they eat? How do you train them? How effective are they at predator control? Learn the answers to these and many other questions during the upcoming workshop, Livestock Guardian D...
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Extra! Extra! It's Specialty Crop Block Grant time!

It's time again for Specialty Crop Block Grant applications! Over $4 million is available to support specialty crops throughout the state. #WASpecialtyCrops #wagrown

Washington State Department of Agriculture
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More from Alexis Taylor....

Oregon Department of Agriculture's Alexis Taylor says 2018 could be challenging, but she's looking forward to the future:

The Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Alexis Taylor is wrapping up her first year on the job and said she’s very excited for what the state’s ag industry can do in 2018. One of the reasons for optimism is the proximity of Oregon’s growers to expanding export markets. “By 2030, .....
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If you're a young person deciding on a career path, it looks like #AGJobs could mean job security!

SHARE this with a young person you know who is looking for a career in the coming years:
#AGJobs

For today’s Future of farming, Columbia Basin College’s Tim Woodward told the Washington Ag Network says those who pursue a career in agriculture will not struggle to find work in the 21st century. If you have a story idea for the Washington Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail...
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More information about how it is so important for you to tell your farm story.

More and more organizations are encouraging farmers to get out there and share their story with consumers:

Telling agriculture’s story has become a common theme amongst commodity and advocacy groups to the industry. Kevin Folta with the University of Florida said it’s important to remember who the audience is and other research shows that farmers have a lot of credibility and trust built up with p....
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A Woman-in-Ag in action. 👩‍🌾🐄

Ashley Hanson, an Elk, WA-native, plans to advocate for the dairy industry after her time at Oklahoma State University.

In Dairy Grown, a new series focusing on young people who were raised in the dairy industry in Washington, the Dairy Farmers of Washington highlight Ashley Hanson, a 20-year-old Oklahoma State University student from Elk, WA. Hanson is a third-generation dairy farmer at Darliane Farms who is now ....
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Cultivate some success...starting January 8th!

Looking for a course to help get your small farm business off the ground? Cultivating Success begins Jan. 8th 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, via simulcasting.
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EVERETT, Wash. - A 12-week course, Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching, begins Jan. 19 and will be held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. It is the first course in the Cultivating Success series.
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Another great episode from Washington Grown!

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Now available - our extended Legume episode with a new segment! In this episode: Green Hummus Fresh Nature Foods Hinrichs Trading Co Mamnoon Second Harvest Inland Northwest #wagrown #WASpecialyCrops

Here's a job op- the Executive Director for the Washington State Farmers Market Association. Anyone?

#WSFMA is hiring an executive director. To apply or learn more, click on our link:

The Washington State Farmers Market is looking for a new executive director after Will O’Donnell told the board he was leaving earlier this year. Patricia Hennessey, Interim Operations Director, says they are looking for a strategic, collaborative leader who is passionate about supporting farme....
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An opportunity to take the excellent Cultivating Success workshop series.

Looking for a course to help get your small farm business off the ground? Cultivating Success begins Jan. 8th 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, via simulcasting.
WSU Food Systems Programs WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

EVERETT, Wash. - A 12-week course, Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching, begins Jan. 19 and will be held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. It is the first course in the Cultivating Success series.
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USDA micro-loans could help farmers just starting out...

Do you know someone trying to start their farming career? The #FSA's microloans could help:

In an effort to help those looking to break into the farming industry, or those interested in filling a specific niche in Ag, the USDA is offering Microloans. Houston Bruck with the Washington FSA said since the dollar amounts issued are smaller, they have flexibility how the funds can be used. �...
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Another episode from Washington Grown!

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It's hard to believe, but our last new episode of the season airs this weekend - just in time for Christmas! Our Farmers Market episode features: LU LU Craft Bar + Kitchen, Kittitas Valley Greenhouse, Columbia City Farmers Market, Un Bien and Ralphs Greenhouse-Mt Vernon!