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National Farmer's Day in Yakima

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NACHES, WA - Did you know that today is national farmers day... But for some in the Yakima valley... Well... They say every day is farmers day.

When you think of Yakima agriculture, you think big, you think of a lot and you think how does anyone, much less one family do it all on their own?

Finding out how this massive industry works brought me straight to the source. For long time farmer Scott McIlrath, big time farming is all about a little quality.

"What contributes to that quality is number 1: our sunshine... We also have the soil, volcanic soil, and that adds to the quality of the fruit." says McIlrath

Much of the Yakima valley's crops... Including McIlrath's are exported both nationally and globally as well. Still McIlrath operates his farm out of Naches and has two stands along old Naches highway.

And just a side note for all of you "clean eating folk" McIlrath farms produce is all organically grown.

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