CPoW hits the Capitol, works issues


CPoW President Dave Dashiell at the Capitol

The Cattle Producers of Washington held another successful Legislative Days and Reception event on Jan. 30-31 last week, visiting with legislators and state agencies on issues affecting the cow-calf producer.
In addition to meeting with legislators and hosting a reception in the Columbia Room, CPoW and their lobbyist Jim Potts also met with the Washington State Department of Agriculture regarding Animal Identification and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding predator issues.
In addition, two bills supported by CPoW and the Science First Coalition were scheduled for hearings. The bills, SB 6288 and HB 2472 aim to clear up state law regarding the powers of the Department of Ecology by calling for site-based, source-specific evidence before DOE can take enforcement actions regarding potential pollution.
Overall, CPoW President Dave Dashiell said the event was a success and having cowboys at the Capitol made an impression.

“I think we got our points across. Everybody knew we were there because we weren’t dressed like regular government drones,” he said. IMG_1589


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