Agrimanagement, Inc. continues to hold firmly to the principal of independence. We do not sell ag-products, nor do we make any commission on ag-product sales. Though we are independent of product sales, we do value interdependence and collaboration with growers and others in the ag industry.
Since 1965 Agrimanagement has offered services using ag-science principals, techniques, technology, and experience to provide relevant recommendations and information in a timely manner that benefit growers.
Being independent means that our services are offered on a fee basis. Our fees are always up-front and clear which we believe helps Agrimanagement achieve a higher standard of transparency in business. We are members of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC) and are bound by a defined Code of Ethics, which can be viewed at naicc.org
On the issue of transparency, this past Friday the Washington State Legislature quickly passed Senate Bill 6617, which provides significant exemptions to the Public Record Act. In January, a Thurston County Supreme Court Judge ruled that records held by individual Washington State Legislators are subject to public disclosure, just as they are for local governments, state agencies, and the Governor's office. However, the Legislature's actions disagree with current public disclosure and transparency laws.
Since all legislators are elected and represent the people that voted them into position, doesn't it seem appropriate for the people to know how they are being represented? Whatever side you may be on, it is good to let our legislators know what we think (leg.wa.gov ).