Warnick bill would beef up state’s cattle industry

Print Article

OLYMPIA — The state Senate approved legislation from 13th District Sen. Judy Warnick that would help promote the state’s beef industry.

Senate Bill 5793, also known as the “Beef Check Off,” would make changes to the per-head assessment for the Washington Beef Commission and generate more funding to expand markets.

The measure was approved by a vote of 30 to 19 and was sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.

“The main source of funding for the state Beef Commission is a per-head assessment on cattle. This bill increases that assessment for a good reason,” Warnick said. “The commission provides valuable services for our cattlemen and this legislation will help promote our beef industry during what are challenging times.”

The bill would require that the commission report to the Legislature on how the funds are used to support this critical economic sector. According to the Beef Commission, the industry as a whole contributes over $5 billion to Washington’s economy.

“In recent years, the beef industry has had some hard times, and the commission’s work is critical to promote this cornerstone of the state’s economy,” added Warnick.

Print Article

Read More Political

Othello School Board to decide details of bond proposal

October 14, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register The Othello School Board will sponsor a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday to decide what the board wants to include in a construction bond scheduled to go to district voters in February 2018. Board chair Ju...

Comments

Read More

Olympia Street improvements on the horizon

October 13, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register The Othello City Council approved an agreement with the developer of Sand Hill Estates to share the costs of improving Olympia Street and install irrigation water lines to the development. The agre...

Comments

Read More

Manweller elected chair of SCPP

October 04, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register OLYMPIA — Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, has been elected chair of the Select Committee on Pension Policy (SCPP). The SCPP analyses issues and policies affecting the state’s public employee ret...

Comments

Read More

Moses Lake to withdraw from conservation district

September 27, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake City Council unanimously voted to withdraw from the Grant County Conservation District (GCCD) during Tuesday night’s council meeting. Moses Lake has been in the GCCD, whi...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

509-770-1227
705 E. Hemlock (downstairs)
Othello, WA 99344

©2017 Sun Tribune Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X