Produce Safety Ensuring produce safety—from farm to table—is a critical step in reducing the presence of dangerous bacteria in the food supply and preventing foodborne illness.
COVID-19 Resources for the Washington Produce Industry

COVID-19 Resources for the Washington Produce Industry

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If you’re part of the Washington Produce Industry, please use this resource to find pertinent information for how to prepare your farm or business for…

Site Selection and Land Use

Fruit Tree FarmChoosing a safe and suitable farm site is just as important to human health as it is to the health of your crop.

When making land use decisions, it’s important to consider a few things before planting:

  • Do you know the history and prior uses of the site?
  • Is the land prone to flooding?
  • Is it located within 1 mile of a feedlot?

These are only a few of the questions you should ask when assessing site risks. Below you’ll find resources to help you choose a safe site and reduce contamination risk before planting.