Study: Washington potatoes net state $7.42B annually
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Study: Washington potatoes net state $7.42B annually
A study from the Washington State Potato Commission finds that the industry's total annual economic output is $7.42 billion.

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Study: Washington potatoes net state $7.42B annually
A study from the Washington State Potato Commission finds that the industry's total annual economic output is $7.42 billion.
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