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Why Washington Agriculture Matters

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May 31, 2023

When you buy from your local farmer and rancher in Washington, you get fresh, quality food, and you keep money in your community to make your community better.

We're passionate about the conservation work we do at Colvin Ranch to enhance wildlife habitat, but the only way we're able to do it is if we have a viable business running the ranch. When you purchase from us, you make it possible for us to do things like take on another project to restore native prairies, make another donation to a local food bank, and support local schools. 

That's why we're glad Washington will be promoting food that's grown and raised in Washington by local producers. 

As Fred explained, “Washington consumers could step up to the plate and be able to support the local agriculture by buying their locally produced items. It’s a win-win.”

To learn more about why that matters to ranchers like us, hear what Fred has to say in this segment that aired on King 5 News

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Colvin Ranch - King 5 News

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