The state’s recent $2 million fine of Gebbers Farms has wider importance than just what happens to the large Okanogan County ag company.

Regulators are making a big statement on COVID-19 farmworker safety both with the size of the fine — one of the largest worker safety fines in state history — and with the announcement being made by a member of Gov. Jay Inslee’s cabinet.

Russ Hemphill

Russ Hemphill

Managing Editor

Russ Hemphill is managing editor of The Wenatchee World.


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