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So Washington lost a farmer

WPC's Center for Agriculture Director Pam Lewison's recent special to The Seattle Times, "WA is losing farms and food-producing land. Does anyone care?", touched a nerve in many parts of Washington. For some it tapped into frustrations they have with state policy and policymakers who seem divorced from the realities to agricultural work and keeping a farm alive during difficult times (and times are almost always difficult in one way or another in farming). For others, it was confirmation of broader disconnect between what those in power and the experiences people have every day. And finally, L...


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