Farm Bill

The new round of work towards a comprehensive federal Farm Bill is already underway and stakeholders are meeting to begin creating their priorities for funding. Congress has made their intention clear that they want to start negotiations early to avoid a similar outcome to the last effort, which ended in a multi-year delay in implementation due to challenges coming to agreement on major provisions of the bill.

The Washington Wine Institute is actively working with our partners in Washington State and around the country in advocating for full funding of MAP and FMD funding. In addition, we are asking Congress to continue their long-standing belief in investing in specialty crop block grants that have funded many industry-improving research and marketing programs for Washington State wine.