WA Commission

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.


Allen Druffel, Chair, GrowerWashington  Commission logo

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