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$14 million goes to ag-related businesses


Janice Knorr I Pexels

The Washington State Department of Agriculture awarded $14 million in COVID relief grants for agriculture.

OLYMPIA — More than $14 million in COVID relief grants from the Washington State Department of Agriculture were awarded to 839 businesses across the state.

The four main sectors include agritourism farms, farmers' market organizations, craft beverage producers, and shellfish organizations.

"These grants will boost the Washington state agricultural industry, helping prevent business closures and supporting the health and diversity of Washington State's overall economy," WSDA Director Derek Sandison said. "Our economy needs the businesses in these four sectors to recover from the pandemic...

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