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Welcome to the clearinghouse of resources for the Western region. We want to make sure you, your family, and people you work with have access to the resources needed, when they are needed. Use our clearinghouse to learn what resources may be available in your local area or within your state.

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USDA Agriculture Mediation Centers

 

We help with:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We work in these areas:

  • National

WSDA Food Safety & Consumer Services Division: Animal Feed

“The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) regulates commercial animal feed including livestock feed, poultry feed, fish feed and pet food at the state level. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates animal feed at the federal level.”

We help with:

  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

WSDA Food Safety & Consumer Services Division: Food Assistance

“The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA) Food Assistance programs assist local organizations and tribes in providing emergency food to low income and vulnerable individuals throughout Washington State. Our goals are to alleviate hunger and increase the amount of nutritious foods distributed through emergency food programs while supporting the agricultural community.”

We help with:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

WSDA Food Safety & Consumer Services Division: Food Safety

“The Food Safety Program is responsible for regulation, licensing, and inspection of food processing facilities, food storage warehouses, dairy farms and processing plants, cottage food operations, custom meat facilities, eggs and marijuana-infused edibles. The program also works closely with the dairy industry to maintain the ability to ship milk and milk products out-of-state, as well as with FDA and the Department of Health in conducting investigations of facilities and collecting samples for testing. Food safety also issues export certificates.”

We help with:

  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

WSDA Food Safety & Consumer Services Division: Food Safety & Consumer Services (FS&CS) Laboratory

“WSDA’s Food Safety & Consumer Services (FS&CS) Laboratory provides laboratory testing to protect the public’s health by providing data on food borne pathogens to: regulatory agencies, our Federal partners, and the agricultural community. This data allows the interstate shipment of dairy products and provides information for food borne pathogen surveillance.”

We help with:

  • Industrial Ag Issues

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

WSDA Food Safety & Consumer Services Division: Produce Safety

“In partnership with the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is developing and implementing a Produce Safety Program. This Program will encourage the safe production of fruits and vegetables thereby reducing the public health risks for consumers of Washington produce across the nation and around the world. By using both education and enforcement, the Program will promote understanding of and compliance with the FDA Produce Safety Rule, a component of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The program will address two key goals: Help Washington farmers comply with the FDA Produce Safety Rule. Consistently and uniformly apply the FDA Produce Safety Rule in Washington State.”

We help with:

  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

WSDA Food Safety & Consumer Services Division: Rapid Response Program/Rapid Response Team (RRT)

“The Rapid Response Program develops and manages the Food Emergency Rapid Response Team (RRT). The RRT is a joint effort by WSDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Seattle District Office (SEA-DO) to improve the efficiency of food emergency response and reduce the time to a meaningful intervention that protects public health.”

We help with:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Industrial Ag Issues

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Community Action of Skagit County: Latinx Advisory Committee

“The Latinx Advisory Committee (LAC) is a subcommittee of the Community Action Board of Directors, charged with advising the agency on how to better serve and develop leadership among low-income Latina/o community members.

The LAC network includes 150+ representatives of 20+ nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions, and individual community members who serve the Latino community in Skagit and Whatcom counties. The LAC democratically elects a representative to the Community Action Board of Directors, who serves in a Client Sector position.”

We help with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

In the Forefront – Suicide Prevention (University of Washington School of Social Work)

“At Forefront Suicide Prevention, we know that most suicides are preventable and that the time to act is now. A Center of Excellence at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, Forefront Suicide Prevention is focused on ending suicide by championing suicide prevention, leading systemic change, and advocating for the many family and community members affected.”

We help with:

  • Farm Stress

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

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