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USDA Ready to Assist Farmers, Ranchers and Communities Affected by Winter Storms

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that USDA has programs that provide assistance. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices are prepared with a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance to residents, agricultural producers […]
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This Week in Washington by Public Lands Council

This week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced an extension to the Hours-of-Service Emergency Declaration, until May 31, 2021 at 11:59 P.M. (ET). This declaration includes: Livestock and livestock feed. (Transporters of feed ingredients are ineligible.) Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19.  Vaccines, constituent products, medical supplies, […]
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Action Item: Sign the Washington Policy Center petition against the proposed capital gains tax.

Proponents of a capital gains tax need to be honest and call it what it is, an income tax. There is no honest debate. Opening Washington to one income tax, opens Washington to all income taxes. We must stop this unconstitutional approach to lawmaking.Please help by signing the Washington Policy Center petition against the proposed capital gains […]
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Retroactive Overtime is Fiction

unished for following the law: Is your business next? By PAM LEWISON  |  BLOG Feb 17, 2021   Imagine paying off the mortgage to your home in full and on time. Then, a month later, receiving a letter from the bank outlining an additional three years of payments owed because the bank decided your interest rate changed after you’d paid […]
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Action Item: Please encourage your legislators to support SB 5271 and HB 1217

Action Item: Please encourage your legislators to support SB 5271 and HB 1217, and encourage your friends and family to join in support as well!In November 2020, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that, moving forward, dairy farms must pay overtime rates to their employees. While this move may have been intended to help farmworkers, […]
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