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Governor Gregoire Visits Local Orchard

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Yakima, WASH - Washington Governor Christine Gregoire stopped by yakima Tuesday to tour Barretts Orchards.   After the tour she spoke about the Working Lands Initiative.

The initiative is designed to help farms and forests continue to thrive by developing a comprehensive strategy that'll allow growers and processors to take advantage of changing markets.

Other measures that were passed through the last legislative session are to ease taxes on rural small businesses and turn more crops and biomass waste into energy.