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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 specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Industrial Ag Issues

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WSDA Food Safety & Consumer Services Division

“The Food Safety & Consumer Services Division serves consumers and stakeholders in the state of Washington by assuring the availability, safety, and integrity of the state’s human and animal food supply.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Land Access
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

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Agricultural Employment Legal Counseling at Columbia Legal Services

“Immigrant workers in Washington state are living under outdated and racialized immigration and employment systems that offer few reliable protections or opportunities to secure better paying, more permanent work. Agricultural workers, primarily immigrants, have been historically excluded from basic employment protections like overtime, a legacy of the Jim Crow era. Workers in the state under the H-2A visa program are subjected to intimidation and retaliation.

Columbia Legal Services works with immigrant community groups and unions to transform employment practices that have excluded immigrant workers.”

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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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 specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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Northwest Justice Project Farmworker Unit

“The Farmworker Unit, centered in Yakima, provides advocacy and individual legal representation to farmworkers and their families to ensure that they are afforded a full range of legal protections. Our advocacy focuses on workplace health and safety, sexual harassment and employment discrimination, wage theft, enforcement of protections within the H-2A temporary worker program, combatting human trafficking, and equal access to state and federal programs. Our attorneys and community worker visit labor camps and farmworker housing throughout the state of Washington to talk with workers about their legal rights and the resources available to them. The Farmworker Unit provides legal advice, legal representation, and community education.

Who qualifies for help? Low-income individuals who work in any branch of agriculture (including dairies, food processing, and beef plants) and their families.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

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WA Grange

“The Grange is a fraternal, grassroots nonprofit organization rooted in agriculture and committed to providing the people of rural Washington a strong and respected voice among our elected officials.

Grange members devote countless hours in service to their communities, reaching out to make sure the elderly, young and vulnerable, veterans and those in need are given the attention they deserve.

Washington State Grange policy covers a wide range of issues. A revised State Grange policy handbook is published annually, prior to each session of the Legislature. The National Grange policy handbook is published each winter. Among the many State Grange policies are the following views which the organization favors:

The family farm as the basic unit of agricultural production in America.

Locally controlled land use planning to ensure the preservation of productive agricultural lands.

Multiple use concepts in forest management.

Full legislative funding of basic education as presently defined.

Publicly controlled utilities such as public utility districts and rural electric cooperatives.

Protection of private property and water rights.

Strict enforcement of laws against drunk driving.

Taxing farmland based on its current use.

Accessible and affordable health care.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Land Access
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

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Rural Resources

“Since 1965, Rural Resources Community Action has helped residents of Northeastern Washington help themselves and each other. Through education, resources and support, we offer real hope to children, seniors and families, by working to create a stronger and more stable community for us all.

Each year, over 14,000 people in communities throughout Eastern Washington turn to Rural Resources for short-term assistance and long-term solutions to help them take control of their lives and their futures”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

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Moses Lake Community Health Center- Quincy Community Health Center

“Moses Lake Community Health Center (MLCHC) is a non-profit, community-driven and patient-centered health care organization. We are committed to providing high quality, compassionate, and comprehensive primary health care services for the entire family, with a special focus on the underserved and migrant farm-workers in our community. Medical and dental care centers are located in Moses Lake and Quincy, and a dental center is located in Ephrata.”

We specialize in:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Substance Abuse Services

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Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC)

“Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington, a nonprofit Community Action Agency established in 1971, strives to eliminate unemployment, poverty, illiteracy, and racism so all people can live with greater human dignity. We work to afford a second chance to individuals and families with multiple life challenges. OIC provides services through four divisions including:

Housing and Financial Services
Nutrition and Health Services
Education and Career Services
Community Services
For over 43 years in partnership with the community, local, state, and federal partners, we are proud to have helped residents of Washington State become self-sufficient through our programs including job skills training, high school education completion, energy assistance, emergency food assistance, youth, and senior services.

OIC is dedicated to helping individuals and families improve the quality of their lives. Through innovative collaborations and partnerships, we look forward to many more years of making our vision for the underserved populations a working reality through the Valley. “

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  • Crisis Assistance
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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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.”

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  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

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