Homegrown energy independence means more money for Washington farmers

Matt Upmeyer

Nearly all of the $14 billion we spend annually on petroleum in Washington leaves the state. We have a golden opportunity to move a lot of those dollars to Washington farmers. By putting a new clean fuels standard in place, we can continue to build a thriving homegrown renewable fuels industry that encourages our farmers to grow more renewable fuels crops.

Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) owns and operates the first commercial-scale canola crushing facility west of the Rocky Mountains. Located in Warden, Wash., the plant provides competitive-wage jobs with comprehensive benefits to our 46 employees. Our oil is bought by food and biodiesel customers, while our meal is used in chicken and dairy feed.

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