Fairley recognized for contribution to Dairy Farmers

Friday, January 29, 2010

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Dairy Federation (WSDF) presented an “Appreciation Award” to Senator Darlene Fairley (D-Lake Forest Park) on the Senate floor January 20, during the annual Dairy Day festivities at the Legislature.

Senator Fairley was recognized for her outstanding legislative efforts and dedication on behalf of the Dairy Farmers of Washington, particularly her continued efforts to work with the dairy industry and other agricultural groups on their efforts to standardize the permitting cost and procedures for Agricultural Building structures.

“Normally, a person who lives in a heavily metropolitan area would not be involved in farm issues. However, fair is fair,” Fairley said. “Some counties have been tacking on large permit fees for machinery sheds and other outbuildings. Counties should not use farmers as their cash cow, pun intended, to pay for other county services. Many other states don’t even have permit fees for these types of farm structures.”

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