The Association has the resources, knowledge, and contacts to help introduce, modify, or eliminate legislation beyond the abilities of individual members.
In order to promote and maintain a healthy business environment for our members, we are heavily involved in legislative work on both the State and Federal level working with registered lobbyists and other Agriculture coalitions to support or defeat proposed legislation which would help or adversely affect a favorable business environment. For example, during the 2009 legislative session, FWAA was able to get a law passed which exempts all Agribusiness from the commercial drivers license classroom course work (160 hrs) and employer certification requirements saving the industry approximately $1,000,000.00 annually.
In addition, the Association has an Executive Director that previously worked for the Executive Branch of an Administration at the Federal level.
To contact legislators in Washington, click on the following link: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Default.aspx
You can also leave a telephone message for legislators at 1-800-562-6000.
To stay current click here for our Legislative Updates page.