Latino farmers cooperative topic of meeting set
for next Thursday
A meeting of Latino farmers to discuss a cooperative is
scheduled for Thursday, March 17, at Sunnyside's El Conquistador Restaurant.
Thursday's meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the
East Edison Avenue eatery.
Next week's gathering is a follow-up to a meeting that was
held two weeks ago in Yakima, where about 50 Latino farm producers participated
in an import and export seminar to discuss opportunities of shipping Washington
state products outside the U.S. At that meeting, Northwest Fruit Exporters
Manager Jim Archer provided information to the Latino farmers on how they can
be certified to export Washington apples to Mexico.
The March 17 meeting will be used to discuss the activation
of a Latino farmers cooperative.