Congresswoman Suzan DelBene presented Snohomish County with a $750K check for its Food and Farming Center, which will serve as a crucial resource hub for fruit and vegetable farmers across Snohomish, Whatcom, Skagit, and King counties.
The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that the United States had successfully obtained a $607,284 fraud judgment against Rick T. Gray and Gray Farms & Cattle Co. LLC for submitting false and fraudulent claims for crop insurance for farm businesses owned by Gray in Klickitat County, WA.
U.S. Department of Agriculture announced nearly $700 million in grants and loans to connect thousands of rural residents, farmers and business owners in 22 states and the Marshall Islands to reliable, affordable high-speed internet through the ReConnect Program.
An online-only farmland auction August 24-29 featuring the Thonney Family Farmland, located approximately halfway between Pullman and Moscow, which will sell for the first time since 1877 when the property was originally homesteaded by the Thonney family.
The need to respond to pandemic-related disruptions to the food supply chain in recent years illustrated the important ways that resilient local food systems can help connect consumers to foods produced closer to home.