WSDA has been serving agriculture and the public for more than 100 years. Through service, regulation, and advocacy, we support keeping agriculture viable and vital in Washington State, while protecting consumers, public health, and the environment.
The nature of our work falls into three primary roles:
Our expertise is widely recognized as a valuable resource. Services asked for and paid for by industry include but are not limited to quality inspections, certification, laboratory testing, and produce grading.
We offer guidance, workshops, and technical assistance to support education for better compliance. Regulatory work includes registration, licensing, permits, inspection, investigation, and compliance support.
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.
Provides financial services, computer and information technology services, personnel services, administrative procedures guidance, legal services, and safety and emergency management programs for the department's 36 programs.