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Fire destroys E. Washington potato processing plant

A fire at the Washington Potato Company in Warden, Wash., is projected to be a 100% loss, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.  Read more

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Pandemic fuels higher organic sales

The growth in organic produce sales at retail outpaced increases in conventional produce sales in 2020. Read more


Washington farmworkers move up COVID waiting list

Farmworkers and food processing workers younger than 50 will be able to get inoculated for COVID at the same time as their older co-workers, according to Washington's new vaccination plan. Read more


In their own words: Farmers tell President Biden their hopes, fears

The Capital Press asked several farmers and ranchers to imagine they were sitting across a table from Biden. What would they tell the new president, if given that chance? Read more


Biden takes the helm as president: 'Democracy has prevailed'

Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed." Read more


Bill puts bullseye on Washington food processors

Democrats in the Washington House and Senate introduced bills Tuesday to raise taxes on fruit and vegetable processors that violate any employment, labor or civil rights law. Read more