The Washington state Grain Commission was recently honored for decades of work to help growers. Earlier this month, WSDA Director Derek Sandison presented the Director’s Citation to WSGC for its 60 years of service to the state’s Ag community. The Director’s Citation goes to “exceptional supporters” of Washington’s farming, ranching and food producing community.
“I applaud the wheat industry and their partners for their dedication to ensure farming continues to be sustainable in our region,” Sandison said in a letter to the commission. “Through the continuous efforts of the staff, commissioners, growers and partners, I am certain that the wheat industry will have a positive effect on the State of Washington for many years to come.”
“With nearly 2.2 million acres of wheat stretched across the state, Washington’s wheat farms not only offer a crop vital to the effort of feeding the world with nutritious food, but also an important part of our state’s economy,” Sandison said.
“Since 1958, the Washington Wheat Commission, now the Washington Grain Commission, has been steadfast in their aim to support the success and profitability of the more than 3,000 wheat farmers in our state,” he said.
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