Washington Director of Agriculture
|Washington Director of Agriculture|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2011-2013 FY Budget:||$61,465,000|
|Authority:||Washington Code - 43.23.002|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Governor|
|Assumed office:||April 1, 2013|
|Other Washington Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education• • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner• Natural Resources Commissioner• Labor Commissioner• Public Service Commissioner|
The director of agriculture is responsible for promoting and protecting agriculture and its dependent rural community in Washington state.
Hover took office April 1, 2013, replacing Dan Newhouse.
The office of the Director of Agriculture is established in the Washington Code.
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, 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
The director of agriculture is appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate.
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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.
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The budget for the Department of Agriculture in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $.
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Washington State Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Building
P.O. Box 42560
1111 Washington ST SE
Olympia, WA 98504-2560
Phone: (360) 902-1800
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- Yakima Herald-Republic, "Inslee appoints Okanogan County farmer as state’s new ag director," March 13, 2013
- Washington State Code, "RCW 43.23.002," accessed December 28, 2012
- Washington State Code, "RCW 43.23.030" accessed December 28, 2012
- Washington Office of Financial Management, "2011-13 Operating Budget," accessed April 4, 2013
- The Council of State Governments,"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 7, 2011