Washington Friends of Farms & Forests
Membership in WFFF is an investment in your future
- Our large, diverse membership gives us a unified voice to share positive messages with our State’s legislators, regulatory agencies, the media and the public.
- Members receive timely email updates on the latest Legislative, legal, regulatory and public relations issues affecting their industries.
- We provide resources for educating pesticide users, decision makers and the public about the safe and effective use of pesticides to control pests and to produce abundant food and fiber.
- We conduct social media campaigns to educate the public about food and fiber production in Washington and the challenges producers face.
We keep up on science and regulations letting you focus on your business
In recent years, our work has:
- Educated numerous groups about the many factors affecting bee health and why banning neonicotinoid insecticides will not help.
- Assisted County Noxious Weed Control personnel to better respond to the questions they face every day.
- Prevented several cities and counties from banning several types of pesticides on their land.
- Helped legislators understand how pesticides are regulated and how workers are protected.
- Prevented additional taxes on pesticides.
- Prevented new buffers for pesticide applications.
- Prevented additional posting requirements for pesticide applications.
- Educated the Washington Forest Practices Board about the importance and safety of herbicide use on timberland.
- Represented Washington applicators’ interests in Endangered Species lawsuits.
- Commented on EPA's proposed changes to the Worker Protection Standard.
- Educated the public about the safety and benefits of biotechnology.
We monitor the media for stories that may affect the public perception of your business
- Our relationships with key agricultural and environmental reporters make us the go to source for accurate, science-based information.
- We swiftly counter misinformation about food and environmental issues.
- We provide positive stories about the need for crop protection tools.
- We meet regularly at various locations around the state. Members are encouraged to attend, meet the board and share ideas.
For more information, call our office 360-705-2040, email [email protected].