Farm Bureau legal fund gets $50,000 donation

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KENNEWICK — A Pasco businessman recently gave the Washington Farm Bureau Legal Foundation its largest donation ever. The $50,000 boost will help the relatively new foundation continue to assist with legal issues facing state farmers.

The foundation, created in 2011 by the Washington Farm Bureau, paid for DNA testing of the bladderpod using donations, said coordinating manager Mark Klicker. The donation by John Ramsey, owner of Pasco's Broadmoor RV, isn't earmarked specifically for that battle.

But Steve Cooper, a Basin City farmer who is on the foundation's advisory committee, says it will really help jump-start the foundation and make it a force to be reckoned with in the future.