ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION
1. A farm plan prepared wholly or in part by the staff of a conservation district, and held in the district offices as a document relating to district business, is a "public record" for purposes of the Public Disclosure Law.
2. Farm plans held by conservation districts are not generally subject to any exemption from public disclosure, although individual information within a document might be exempt in some cases.
3. The disclosability of farm plans held by conservation districts is entirely a matter of state law; federal law governing similar documents held by federal agencies does not cover conservation districts, nor does it preempt the state's Public Disclosure Act as to records held by state or local agencies.
The Honorable Vim Wright, Chair
Washington Conservation Commission
P.O. Box 47721
Olympia, Washington 98504-7721