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Washington State potato farmers heading to the US capital for Potato Day

Potato farmers from across Washington state will travel to Olympia, Wash., to celebrate Potato Day on Feb. 21, as The Packer reports. Staff from the Washington State Potato Commission will accompany farmers to Olympia to help hand out baked potatoes with all the fixings. 

Matt Harris, assistant executive director at the Washington State Potato Commission, said in the release that 1,600 potatoes are expected to be served that day. What isn’t served at the capitol building will be donated to a local food kitchen, he said.

“The most viable voice in Olympia is a farmer,” Chris Voigt, executive director at the Washington State Potato Commission, said.

“The personal stories growers share with legislators resonate and are important,” Harris said in a news release, noting that some of the biggest issues facing Washington potato farmers include the ag overtime law and riparian buffers on working lands. 

Source: The Packer. Full story here
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