Sen. Morton to update FB members on RMAP

Washington Farm Bureau RMAP Update


State Sen. Bob Morton, chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, will discuss the impact of the state's Road Maintenance and Abandonment Plan regulations on small forest landowners during Washington Farm Bureau's annual Legislative Days.

Morton will be the guest speaker at a breakfast meeting at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the WestCoast Hotel in Olympia.

That afternoon, the Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on proposed changes to the RMAP regulations. The hearing will be in the Cherberg Building, at the Capitol Complex in Olympia, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The breakfast with Sen. Morton is open to all Washington Farm Bureau members who have registered for Legislative Days, which get underway on Tuesday, Feb. 4, with an overview of legislation affecting farmers and ranchers by the Washington Farm Bureau government relations staff, followed by afternoon updates from key legislative leaders. The annual Legislative Dinner with local lawmakers is set for Tuesday evening.
Following breakfast on Wednesday, Farm Bureau members will be attending legislative committee meetings, including the RMAP hearing.

Cost for the two-day event, including legislative packet and four meals, is $50. To register, or for more information about joining the Washington Farm Bureau, call (800) 331-3276, or e-mail Gary Joiner, director of member relations, at <>.

Okanogan County Farm Bureau schedules RMAP update meeting

The Okanogan County Farm Bureau will host a meeting at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds in Okanogan on Thursday, Jan. 23, to update area residents on the latest developments in the effort to change RMAP regulations.
The meeting in the Agriplex will begin at 6 p.m. The Okanogan County Farm Bureau will also be coordinating transportation for people who want to attend the RMAP hearing in Olympia on Feb. 5. For more information, contact Okanogan County Farm Bureau President Joel Kretz at <> or (509) 779-4105.


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