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 By Pam Lewison    Opinion

Too many urban lawmakers have no respect for WA farmers. They proved it this session

About six weeks ago, I had a “cardiac episode.” As I laid in the emergency room, thinking about my to-do list and wondering what I could do for the people who were contacting me regularly asking for help with policies in Olympi... — Updated 3/24/2022

 By Pam Lewison    Opinion

Holidays highlight food needs for all

Food security is often thought of as a national topic, but food security starts locally. Washington state is part of what the U.S. Department of Agriculture has dubbed the “Fruitful Rim.” Yet, we are also home to numerous... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Pam Lewison    Opinion

Agriculture is fighting for survival

Some moments lend themselves to hyperbole. That amazing fishing trip from seven years ago; the winning free throw at a high school basketball game; the marriage proposal when time stood still. Or 2020, when Washington agriculture... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Pam Lewison    Opinion

Proposed B & O tax increase will reduce farm incomes

Key findings include: 1. Farmers and ranchers have been negatively affected by the lockdowns, despite being deemed essential services. Median farm households in Washington lost $821 in 2019. 2. Washington farms generate $10.2... — Updated 1/14/2021


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