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A bill for the bee industry


This week I introduced a new bill aimed at helping our state’s bee industry, which has been growing thanks to certain tax preferences that are now set to expire. Senate Bill 6402, would revise the definition of “agricultural product,” for the purposes of extending the state’s business and occupation tax credit to include honey bee products and bee pollination services. As with any business, the B&O tax can be a crippling obstacle to overcome and easing that burden will allow the industry to expand, grow and create more jobs.

Ag Alert! Calendar for September/October


Sept. 12 — Organic Homebrewing and Cider Making 101, Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, Woodinville. 206-498-9731 or 21acres.org

Sept. 15 — Farm Animal Welfare Symposium, WSU campus, Pullman. 360-482-3485 or

Sept. 17 – Nov. 19 — WSU Livestock Advisor Training Course, WSU Snohomish County Extension, Everett. 360-428-4270 ext. 240 or skagit.wsu.edu/Agriculture/volunteer.htm

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