“In addition to standing up to burdensome taxes and regulations, Schmick says the farming community needs to stand up to those that accuse growers of poisoning consumers, the environment and more. He said the best way to address this false narrative is with sound science.
From an article appearing 12/3/19 | Washington AG Network | Glenn Vaagen ~
With another legislative session around the corner in Olympia, many in the farming community are prepared for legislation attacking their industry. Colfax Representative Joe Schmick said the Ag industry was targeted during the 2019 session in a variety of ways, and he’s concerned the same anti-farming sentiment will return in the short legislative session. He said the non-farming community needs to understand those producers are price takers, not price makers, and additional taxes and regulations do little more than cut into the bottom line.
Schmick added urban voters and lawmakers don’t understand the role Washington Ag plays in the state’s economy and more. (READ MORE)