Sen. Cantwell urges passage of Farm Bill

WHATCOM ­— Local fruit growers could lose critical research for pest and disease control and marketing if Congress doesn’t pass a new Farm Bill soon. That was a message U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell conveyed as she stood at the BelleWood Acres apple farm alongside county apple, berry and horticulture representatives on Wednesday, Oct. 23. “Agriculture…

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