frenchfriesWashington State’s per acre harvest of potatoes is twice the national average, about 30 tons per acre.  Washington leads the nation in frozen french fry production with international exports to Japan alone at about 65 percent of production.

Lamb Weston, Canadian-based McCain Foods and Idaho-based Simplot all have major growing and processing operations in Washington State.  Lamb Weston, a part of ConAgra Foods Inc., is investing more than $200 million in processing line expansion which will increase the current employment of 500 full-time workers by another 128 positions. Read more in SeattleBusinessMagazine.com

Washington State is internationally known for the production of wheat, apples, hops and wines. There are over 300 crops grown in the state. We are second only to Idaho in potato production. Washington produces 10 billion apples with 33% shipped to more than 60 countries. Agriculture and food processing accounts for $45 billion in annual sales and 13% of the entire state’s economy.

Our location equidistant between Asian and European markets makes it a perfect location for agricultural products to access an international market.

To learn more about agricultural businesses in Washington State contact moreinfo@choosewashingtonstate.com

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