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Farm internship program bill passes

Measure helps Central Washington


Last updated 2/6/2023 at 1:54pm

OLYMPIA — The state Senate has unanimously approved Sen. Nikki Torres’ legislation to expand the state’s farm internship program.

Torres’ legislation is the first Republican bill passed by the Senate this session, and reflects the freshman senator’s concern for agriculture, which is a cornerstone of Washington’s economy.

“This is a great opportunity for those who want to learn how to farm or learn how to run a farm,” said Torres, R-Pasco, who represents the 15th Legislative District, which includes parts of five central Washington counties.

“This will be a big boom for t...

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