2018 Issues Caucus

Increase your knowledge and understanding of current state and federal issues! 

Learn how polarization in public policy, whether in Olympia or DC, impacts the Washington wine industry. From immigration to the Wastewater General Permit and the Farm Bill to tariffs, you won't want to miss this event!

Join Washington Wine Institute (WWI) and Washington Winegrowers for a day of policy insights to help increase your knowledge and understanding of state and federal issues, ensure legal compliance with specific state and federal regulations, understand your role in advocacy, and learn who to contact with questions or input.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
9:30 AM- 4:00 PM | Yakima Fair Grounds, Yakima, WA
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Registration Fee:       $80 member, $110 non-member

(includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a wine reception)



Be sure to secure your spot by preregistering as space is limited and rates increase onsite. 



8:30am         Registration opens

8:45am         DtC shipping “how to” workshop

9:30am         Registration continues | Light breakfast

10:00am       Welcome

                     Election results – what do the outcomes mean to the industry?

                     Current policy landscape – what are we preparing for in 2019?

·         Pesticide work group outcomes

·         Alcohol tax reform next steps

·         Immigration legislation and guestworker program status

·         Outcomes of Farm Bill legislation

·         Trade policy implications

          Recent rulemaking outcomes and resources for compliance

Keynote Address

3:20pm         Reception

4:00pm         Safe Journey Home

This event is appropriate for management and owners of grower and vintner operations as well as affiliated industries. This is your opportunity to ask questions and weigh in with your opinion as these two organizations set their 2019 policy positions.

Presented in partnership by the Washington Winegrowers Association and the Washington Wine Institute


Interested in sponsoring? Click here to be an event sponsor or email CT Moen with questions.


Thanks to our 2018 Presenting Sponsor: Inland Desert Nursery!


Lunch Sponsor: ShipCompliant by Sovos
Reception Sponsor: Moss Adams
Registration Sponsor: FedEx
Beverage Sponsor: This could be YOU!



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