Rep. Larry Hoff recognized as Washington Farm Bureau’s 2021 Legislator of the Year

During its annual meeting on November 17, the Washington Farm Bureau recognized Rep. Larry Hoff as its 2021 Legislator of the Year in the state House of Representatives. The Farm Bureau is the state's largest general agricultural association, representing more than 47,000 farm and ranch families.

In a September news release, Farm Bureau President Mike LaPlant commended Hoff for “protecting farmers and ranchers from the unfair consequences of the WA Supreme Court's DeRuyter decision” and said his relentless work and dedication during the 2021 session “created the opportunity for a more thoughtful, workable bill to be passed that dealt with ag overtime and retroactive compensation.”

Hoff serves as the highest-ranking Republican on the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee, where he champions free market policies and works to keep Washington businesses, including farms and ranches, economically viable.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award from the Washington Farm Bureau. I have the utmost respect for the organization and the work it's doing to ensure Washington's family farms continue to thrive for generations to come,” said Hoff. “As our state continues to confront serious challenges stemming from the pandemic and the supply chain crisis, legislators on both sides of the aisle must work during the upcoming session to create a positive economic environment for Washington's employers, including our tens of thousands of farm operators. These businesses are the backbone of our agriculture industry, which is critical to the overall health of our economy. If they succeed, our state succeeds.”

Senator Curtis King, R-Yakima, was recognized as the Farm Bureau's 2021 Legislator of the Year in the state Senate.

The 2022 legislative session begins Monday, January 10.

Photo caption: Rep. Larry Hoff with Washington Farm Bureau President Mike LaPlant
at the Farm Bureau's annual meeting on November 17, 2021.

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