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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Washington Director of Agriculture''' is a state executive position in the Washington state government.  The current officeholder is [[Dan Newhouse]].
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Washington Director of Agriculture''' is an appointed state executive position in the Washington state government.   
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The director of agriculture is responsible for promoting and protecting agriculture and its dependent rural community in Washington state.
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==Current officeholder==
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The current officeholder is [[Bud Hover|Donald "Bud" Hover]], who was appointed to the position by [[Governor of Washington|Gov.]] [[Jay Inslee]] on March 12, 2013.<ref>[http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestpoliticsnews/931653-8/inslee-appoints-okanogan-county-farmer-as-states-new ''Yakima Herald-Republic,'' "Inslee appoints Okanogan County farmer as state’s new ag director," March 13, 2013]</ref>
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Hover took office April 1, 2013, replacing [[Dan Newhouse]].
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==Authority==
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The office of the Director of Agriculture is established in the Washington Code.<ref name="agri!"> [http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=43.23.002 ''Washington State Code,'' "RCW 43.23.002," accessed December 28, 2012] </ref>
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'''Washington Code - 43.23.002:'''
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==Qualifications==
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'''[[Article III, Washington State Constitution#Section 25|Article 3, Section 25]]''' of the [[Washington State Constitution|state constitution]] establishes the qualifications of the office:
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*a citizen of the United States
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*a qualified elector in Washington
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==Appointments==
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The director of agriculture is appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate.<ref name="agri!"/>
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==Duties==
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The director of agriculture is responsible for the development of markets for agricultural products, state and federal marketing programs, land utilization for agricultural purposes, water resources, transportation, and farm labor.<ref> [http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=43.23.030 ''Washington State Code,'' "RCW 43.23.030" accessed December 28, 2012] </ref>
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Department of Agriculture in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $.<ref> [http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Laws/House/1087-S.SL.pdf#page=112&zoom=74,0,699 ''Washington Office of Financial Management,'' "2011-13 Operating Budget,"  accessed April 4, 2013] </ref>
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==Compensation==
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::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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In 2012, the Washington Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$118,800]] according to the [[Council of State Governments]].
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In 2010, the director of agriculture was paid an estimated $122,478, according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 7, 2011]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==Contact information==
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''' Washington State Department of Agriculture'''<BR>
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Natural Resources Building<BR>
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P.O. Box 42560<BR>
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1111 Washington ST SE<BR>
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Olympia, WA 98504-2560<BR>
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Phone: (360) 902-1800
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Agriculture Commissioner]]
 
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*[[Bud Hover|Donald “Bud” Hover]]
 
*[[Dan Newhouse]]
 
*[[Dan Newhouse]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://agr.wa.gov/ Washington State Department of Agriculture]
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*[http://twitter.com/#!/WSDAgov Washington State Department of Agriculture on Twitter]
  
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Revision as of 13:49, 15 July 2013

Washington Director of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2011-2013 FY Budget:  $61,465,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Washington Code - 43.23.002
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

Bud Hover.jpg
Name:  Bud Hover
Assumed office:  April 1, 2013
Compensation:  $118,800
Other Washington Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of Education• • Agriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commissioner
The Washington Director of Agriculture is an appointed state executive position in the Washington state government.

The director of agriculture is responsible for promoting and protecting agriculture and its dependent rural community in Washington state.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Donald "Bud" Hover, who was appointed to the position by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 12, 2013.[1]

Hover took office April 1, 2013, replacing Dan Newhouse.

Authority

The office of the Director of Agriculture is established in the Washington Code.[2]

Washington Code - 43.23.002:

The executive and administrative head of the department of agriculture shall be the director. The director shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate and shall have complete charge of and supervisory power over the department.

Qualifications

Article 3, Section 25 of the state constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:

Qualifications, Compensation, Offices Which May Be Abolished. No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office...
  • a citizen of the United States
  • a qualified elector in Washington

Appointments

The director of agriculture is appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate.[2]

Vacancies

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that details the process of filling vacancies for a state executive office. That information for the Washington Director of Agriculture has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Duties

The director of agriculture is responsible for the development of markets for agricultural products, state and federal marketing programs, land utilization for agricultural purposes, water resources, transportation, and farm labor.[3]

Divisions

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Washington Director of Agriculture has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

State budget

The budget for the Department of Agriculture in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Washington Director of Agriculture was paid an estimated $118,800 according to the Council of State Governments.

In 2010, the director of agriculture was paid an estimated $122,478, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Washington Director of Agriculture has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Washington State" + Agriculture + Director

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Washington State Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Building
P.O. Box 42560
1111 Washington ST SE
Olympia, WA 98504-2560
Phone: (360) 902-1800

See also

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