Our state needs farm bill passed
Potato farmers, like all other fruit and vegetable farmers in our state, don't receive direct payment subsides. Their needs are for strategic government investments in research. Research that will help them grow more food using fewer resources. This cutting edge research and technology keeps Washington farmers competitive in a global economy, expands exports, and protects the number one job provider in this state. Just our 300 potato farmers alone are responsible for over 23,000 jobs and over $4.6 billion in economic activity.
Passing the Senate or House Ag Committee version of the farm bill will also trim the federal deficit by $23-$35 billion. Time is running out. Let's feed the hungry, reduce the deficit, expand exports, and protect our jobs. Congress must pass a farm bill during this lame duck session.
Washington State Potato Commission