Agriculture and farmland

July 23, 2014 — King Conservation District proposal support letter
Letter of support for the King Conservation District plans to fund a program for regional, sustainable agriculture, including rural and urban farm plans, shoreline and riparian management, with landowner incentives.

April 26, 2012 — Slave labor in the cocoa industry
Joined co-operative grocers’ letter to Hershey’s, stating concerns about its lack of commitment to avoid cacao harvested by child slave labor

May 10, 2011 — Concentration and consolidation in the food industry
Letter asking the U.S. Justice and Agriculture Departments to follow up concentration and consolidation in the food industry

December 31, 2009 — Concentration and consolidation in the food industry
Letter to the Department of Justice during a public comment period.

November 16, 2009 — Food Safety Modernization Act proposals
Signed onto a letter sponsored by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, suggesting revisions to the Food Safety Modernization Act to prevent unnecessary and unintended negative impacts on family farms, organic farms, value-added agricultural development, conservation and the environment.

March 5, 2009 — OREI Project
To Washington State University's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture supporting the "Cultivar Selection, Soil Management, and Preservation of Organic Fruits and Vegetables for Improved Nutritional and Sensory Quality" project.

January 19, 2009 — Endorsing IAASTD and nominations for USDA positions
Letter to the Obama administration.

October 15, 2007 — Support for specific measures on Farm Bill
Letter to U.S. Senators on the agriculture and finance committees, re: advocating support for specific measures in the developing Farm Bill.

August 27, 2007 — Farm Bill
Letter to U.S. Senators on the agriculture and finance committees, re: advocating support for specific measures in the developing Farm Bill.

January 18, 2007 — Farm Bill
Sign-on letter sponsored by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; re: how unfair consolidation, concentration and market manipulation in agriculture must be addressed as a top priority when shaping the 2007 Farm Bill.

July 27, 2005 — National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
Sign-on letter to chairs and ranking members of the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture, Forestry and Nutrition, and Judiciary committees, re: unfair competition and consolidation in agriculture.

June 21, 2005 — Conservation Security Program, COOL & Farm to Cafeteria
Letter to Washington's two U.S. Senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, regarding support for Conservation Security Program funding, Country of Origin Labeling, and Farm to Cafeteria funding.

August 27, 2004 — Labor dispute with the United Farm Workers

July 4, 2003 — Value-Added Producer Grants Program (VAPG) and the Conservation Security Program (CSP)
PCC's letter opposing cuts made to the Value-Added Producer Grants Program (VAPG) and the Conservation Security Program (CSP) in the House FY04 agriculture appropriations.

June 12, 2003 — WSDA's Small Farm and Direct Marketing program
Letter to the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

February 25, 2001 — "Recycled" hazardous wastes in fertilizer
To EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman, re: docket # F-2000-RZFP-FFFFF.

January 30, 2001 — WSDA's Small Farm and Direct Marketing program
Letter to the chair of the Washington State Agriculture Committee in support of Bill #56-13.

October 12, 2000 — DOE's plan to eliminate industrial wastes in ag fertilizers

October 12, 2000 — PBTs used in agriculture fertilizers
Thank you letter to Seattle Times, for covering story about PBTs being used in agricultural fertilizers.

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