The Washington Pulse Crops Commission was created under the Washington State Enabling Act of 1961, and a board was established July 1, 1965, to manage the funds collected from the assessment on dry peas, lentils and chickpeas. The eight-person board allocates funding for research, domestic and international marketing, government affairs and education.

Board Members

  • Allen Druffel, Chair, Grower
  • Kirk Hansen, Vice Chair, Grower
  • Kevin Mader, Grower
  • Mike Tee, Grower
  • Nate Hahner, Grower
  • Greg Ferrel, Grower
  • Braidy Haden, Grower
  • Dan Bruce, Handler
  • Scott Steinbacher, Department of Agriculture


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