Beef Commission

Washington Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, center, talks with Beef Commission executive director Patti Brumbach and rancher Bill Sieverkropp of Ephrata after a hearing Jan. 19 on a bill that would increase funding for the Beef Commission.

OLYMPIA — Washington beef and dairy groups urged lawmakers Jan. 19 to double the beef checkoff to $3 from $1.50 per head, though some cow-calf producers remain opposed.

The Cattle Producers of Washington was the only group that testified against Senate Bill 5150. Other cattle organizations wholeheartedly endorsed the legislation.

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