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2018 Grape & Wine Issues Caucus

November 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


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.

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. 


8:30  Registration opens

8:45  DtC shipping “how to” workshop

9:30  Registration continues | Light breakfast

10:00 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.


November 15, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Washington Winegrowers
Washington Wine Institute


Yakima County Fair Grounds
1301 S. Fair Ave.
Yakima, Washington 98901
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