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Lawmakers from all over the state returned to the Capital this week to begin work. The session officially began at noon Monday, Jan. 8. In even-numbered years, session is 60-days, including...

Jan. 11, 2018

Rep. Vicki Kraft discusses a bill she introduced for the 2018 session that would permit retired farmers, or those seeking to retire, to remove their land from current use status without...

Jan. 9, 2018

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, introduced legislation that would help retired farmers, or those looking to retire. The 17th District lawmaker's proposal would allow aging farmers to continue to have their land...

Jan. 8, 2018

If you want to understand the importance of farming, take a quick look at your dinner plate. Generations of farmers have produced food not only for Americans, but for people throughout...

Oct. 19, 2017

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, talks with Kelley Hays on Capitol Conversation about legislation she is drafting that would allow retired farmers to remove land from current use tax classification without additional...

Aug. 25, 2017