Issaquah-area senator aims to showcase Washington agriculture

October 27, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 27, 2010

State Sen. Cheryl Pflug, other legislators and Lt. Gov. Brad Owen met in Yakima early last month to start planning for a new “Agricultural Fair of the Americas” to promote Washington agriculture.

Issaquah-area legislator Pflug serves on the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations, a group led by Owen. The committee met Sept. 2. Watch the meeting at TVW, the statewide public affairs network.

The proposal calls for the Central Washington Fairgrounds in Yakima to be used as a showcase for Evergreen State agriculture and efforts to food supplies for the hungry.

“Agriculture is a vital sector of Washington state’s economy and we are anxious to hear first hand about some of the incredible, world-class advancements going on right within our borders that hold promise for the entire nation and world,” Owen said in a statement.

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