Washington Agriculture

Government Payments, Strength Of Dollar, Will Have Direct Impact On Health Of Washington Farm Economy
Government Payments, Strength Of Dollar, Will Have Direct Impact On Health Of Washington Farm Economy
Predicting the health of the Washington farm economy in 2022 looks to be more challenging than a typical year. Washington State University’s Dr. Randy Fortenbery said one of the most notable changes will come in the form of an elimination of government subsidies and payments. The ...
Taste Washington Day Celebrates Farm To School Connection
Taste Washington Day Celebrates Farm To School Connection
Wednesday marks the 10th annual Taste Washington Day. And things will look different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Washington state Department of Agriculture says they will still use the day to highlight not only the great products grown in the state, but also the great relationships between the farming community and school districts ...
Schmick “Do No Harm Vital” For Olympia Lawmakers
Schmick “Do No Harm Vital” For Olympia Lawmakers
With another legislative session around the corner in Olympia, many in the farming community are prepared for legislation attacking their industry.  Colfax Representative Joe Schmick said the Ag industry was targeted during the 2019 session in a variety of ways, and he’s concerned the same anti-farming sentiment will return in the short legislative session.  He said ...