A Summary Of Organic Farming In Washington State

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Washington State is a major crop producing state in the United States. According to the Washington State Department of Agriculture in 2013 Washington State had 37,249 farms, led by apple orchards which contribute 70 percent of the nation’s apple production (2015).With this amount of produce grown in Washington going organic could boost the economy of the state and have a huge effect on the health of Americans as well as protecting the environment. If Washington farmers (especially the apple farmers) start growing organically that would mean 70 percent of the nation’s apples would be organic, that is a huge step for organic produce. The pesticides used in non-organic farming are harmful to the health of our children and the elderly. They are
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