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Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, joins KIT Radio to discuss unfair treatment of domestic farmworkers, the necessity to have tax breaks for H2A housing projects, and his concerns over the exclusion of...

April 13, 2021

Current Washington law provides a sales tax exemption for the construction of structures used solely as agricultural housing. Senate Bill 5396 would lower the threshold to 50% for agricultural housing, but...

April 11, 2021

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, shares remarks during House floor debate regarding his opposition to Senate Bill 5296, which extends a sales tax exemption for agricultural housing when used exclusively by non-H2A...

April 9, 2021

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, joins Capitol Report to discuss the low carbon fuel standard, an increase to the gas tax of 16 cents-per-gallon, and the impact it will have on farmers...

March 15, 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbors, After weeks of committee hearings on hundreds of pieces of legislation, we'll soon be spending the majority of our time on the House floor voting on bills...

March 1, 2019

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, discusses the proposed low carbon standard and Senate Bill 5693, which requires farmers to “report instances of slavery,” to their suppliers.

March 1, 2019

We live in an agriculturally intensive region. Farmers are important. We all like to eat. It's easy to go to the grocery store, grab a few items and leave, go home...

Feb. 12, 2019

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, discusses his first few weeks at the state Capitol. He also talks about two of his top legislative priorities: water and agriculture.

Feb. 6, 2019