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Agriculture is the backbone of Adams County

RITZVILLE – A new labor report by economist Donald W. Meseck shows agriculture remains the backbone of the economy in Adams County.

According to the report, dry-land wheat, potatoes and orchards account for most of the economy in the county. Several other industries, like French fry production, are also attributed to agriculture.

Because of that agricultural backbone, Adams County is poised for growth over the next seven years, the report shows, even if a recession hits.

The agricultural industry also weathered Gov. Jay Inslee’s shutdowns under his coronavirus mandates.

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