This afternoon, Governor Inslee signed SB 5947 into law, officially creating the Sustainable Farms and Fields Program.
The product of months of bipartisan collaboration, this voluntary grant program will provide much-needed economic support to WA farmers and ensure that our state remains a leader in climate action as well as agricultural production and innovation.
Thank you to the many partners and stakeholders that have worked so hard to make this day possible. The collaborative effort that led to the passage of Sustainable Farms and Fields is a powerful example of the type of statewide engagement that is possible and needed to unite WA communities and move forward together toward net zero emissions.
Thank you to the 115 farms and organizations from across the state that signed onto the letter of support for the program. Click on the following links to find out more about a few of these farms: Spoon Full Farm, Living Heritage Farms, and Klickitat Canyon Winery.
If you’d like to help WA farmers as they continue to provide our essential food supply during the coronavirus crisis, you can learn about opportunities to do so here.
We look forward to working with all of these partners and more in the coming months in order to make this program a success. We know there is much to do and the road ahead poses significant challenges, but WA farmers and farm communities need our support now more than ever.