Farmed Smart Partnership
Farmed Smart is a voluntary program for growing dryland crops in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.
We collaborated with the Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association, an organization representing direct-seed producers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, to develop the certification for Washington farms. This unique approach is a win for farms and environmental health.
Farms that achieve and maintain certification by a third party examiner can receive safe harbor from Ecology’s water pollution regulations for practices related to dryland crop farming. Certification criteria are built in a way that gives us the confidence that, when applied, the environment is being protected.
Certified farms have the flexibility to choose which practices best fit producers needs while protecting environmental values. Certified farms are applying agricultural practices including:
Last updated July 2016
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