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Ag leaders lobby on state transportation measures

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OLYMPIA — Farmers have a lot at stake in the current legislative session as lawmakers consider transportation projects that could keep their crops moving quickly to market.

“You can truck something clear across from the Palouse to the top of I-5, North Bend, in less than the amount of time it takes you to get the rest of the way to the Port of Seattle. Obviously that’s a problem,” said Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, chair of the agriculture, water and rural economic development committee.

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