The Odessa Record -

By Roger Harnack

Thank a potato farmer today


Last updated 4/30/2020 at 8:41am

If you haven’t thanked a potato farmer today, you should.

While the governor may consider farmers essential, his quarantine has destroyed the supply line to move farm products to consumers.

The shutdown order that closed restaurants also took with it processing plants, the distribution chain and all the hard work Eastern Washington potato farmers had previously put into the ground.

The result was on eye-sprouting display yesterday in Ritzville and this morning in Moses Lake. At least 20 tons of potatos had been given away as of this writing.

Accoring to Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, farmers h...

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