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COVID-19 Grants Available For Washington Aquaculture
COVID-19 Grants Available For Washington Aquaculture
Because of the pandemic, many businesses and industry were forced to adopt new restrictions and guidelines very quickly, including the aquaculture industry.  But, thanks to AMS, some of those costs can now be addressed. Through the Agricultural Marketing Service Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program, another round of grants are available to seafood processors and proc
Schoesler: Many Lawmakers Have A Deaf Ear To Issues Farmers Face
Schoesler: Many Lawmakers Have A Deaf Ear To Issues Farmers Face
Several key ag issues have taken center stage during the current Washington legislative session.  But is the farming community getting a fair shake in Olympia?   No, says Ritzville senator, Mark Schoesler.   He noted the 2022-2021 session was horrible for Washington’s farming community, but this session isn’t much better thanks to the deaf ear the ag community has received.  He pointed to the Cap
Save Family Farming Accuses Senators Of Testimony Manipulation
Save Family Farming Accuses Senators Of Testimony Manipulation
Farm workers and their advocates say they won't’ be silenced, after two Washington state Senators allegedly manipulated testimony during a hearing in Olympia.  According to Save Family Farming, state Senator Rebecca Saldaña, began translating the testimony of Spanish-speaking workers into English, and reportedly manipulated those words and adding her own editorializing comments during a Senate Lab

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