AG and Washington State Pt 1

AG and Washington State Pt 1

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is today’s Fruit Grower Report. After the failure of many ag-related bills in Olympia, it got me to wondering why there is seemingly so much ignorance of what actually happens in the production of our food here in Washington state.

U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse, a farmer himself, believes it’s because farming is unlike any of our other industries …

NEWHOUSE … “The thing about agriculture that’s different than aerospace or other things that are also important to our economy, agriculture touches every single community, every county in the state of Washington. And every citizen in the state of Washington is a part of the agricultural industry whether they realize it or not, hopefully at least three times a day.”

It’s worth our time, Newhouse says to know about what we’re eating …

NEWHOUSE … “When you sit down to your dinner table, you are a major part of the agricultural industry. Farmers provide the food, the fuel, the fiber for our nation and for a substantial number of the world’s population.”

Knowing MORE, Newhouse says is important …

NEWHOUSE … “You’ve heard the saying many times lately, that agriculture, food production, food security are all matters of national security. And I think that that truly exemplifies the importance of having a strong, vibrant agricultural industry.”

Listen tomorrow for more on Newhouse’s take on spreading agriculture’s message.

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