The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has been serving the state's agriculture community and the public for more than 100 years. Our mission: Through service, regulation, and advocacy, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) supports the viability and vitality of agriculture while protecting consumers, public health, and the environment. The nature of our work falls into three primary roles: Service - Our expertise is recognized as a valuable resource. Services asked for and paid for by industry include quality inspections, certification, laboratory testing and produce grading. Regulatory - We offer guidance, workshops and technical assistance to support education for better compliance. Regulatory work includes registration, licensing, permits, inspection, investigation and compliance support. Advocacy - We work to raise the profile of Washington's agricultural products and industry. Through policy, planning, partnerships, outreach and promotion, we can be a voice, catalyst and facilitator for a viable industry.