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How Did The Pandemic Impact Food Accessibility In Washington?
How Did The Pandemic Impact Food Accessibility In Washington?
The Washington State Department of Agriculture recently commissioned two studies to look at the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on food accessibility and production. The WSDA’s Hector Castro, said the two studies, one conducted by Washington State University, the other by the University of Washington, found while the pandemic created significant challenges for both food access and production, the syst
WSDA Rolls Out New Grant Program To Help Food Assistance Organizations
WSDA Rolls Out New Grant Program To Help Food Assistance Organizations
The Washington state Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Flexible Funding grants, a new grant program intended to help those trying to address hunger in their local community. The WSDA’s Hector Castro says the grants are eligible to projects in three categories: Those making food distribution more efficient Those targeting community needs Pilot projects, innovations and fo
WSDA, UW, WSU Teaming Up To Survey COVID Impact On State’s Farm Community
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the farming community in a variety of ways for the past nine months. But several questions remain regarding the depth of that impact and how farmers plan to overcome. To better understand the COVID-19 impacts on the state’s agriculture community the Washington state Department of Agriculture, the University of Washington and Washington State University have

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