WSDA’s RR&EM Looks Back On Successes During Pandemic

The past year plus has been challenging for the entire Northwest, the entire world, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to help keep the farm economy moving, and provided needed food and assistance, the Washington State Department of Agriculture stepped in to roles throughout 2020 many were not use to seeing. And that […]

WSDA Continues To Work To Help Washingtonians Facing Food Insecurity

While the Washington State Department of Agriculture has long provided food assistance programs, once the pandemic hit, WSDA had to take new and sometimes innovative steps to meet a rapid increase in food insecurity. Hector Castro said an estimated 2.2 million people in Washington are currently food insecure. Part of WSDA’s efforts include not only […]

WSDA: Emergency Food Demand Expected To Be Elevated For Months, Years To Come

The strain on emergency food resources across Washington is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. A Thursday webinar focused on the current challenges of providing healthy nutritious food for Washingtonians in need, and how those challenges could evolve into the future. Washington state Department of Agriculture Director Dereck Sandison said in the early days […]