Farm Bureau CEO: If we can’t compete, it’s bad for Washington agriculture

Washington Farm Bureau opposes I-1631 …

Carbon initiative I-1631 is also a major concern for the Washington Farm Bureau, since they argue it would hamper the local industry when competing in global markets.

“ … Transportation costs would go up for everybody. We truck a lot, we use rail, we use air freight,” Stuhlmiller said.

“All of those prices would go up, so we would be again left holding the bag, because we’re going to be paying more to produce the food that we need and won’t be able to compete in the world market with those who don’t have those taxes.”

So in case you’re keeping score, the Washington Farm Bureau is a strong “no” on I-1631 …

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