Despite the Washington state legislature’s desire to protect farming and food production from the costs of a new carbon tax, the WA Department of Ecology has failed to develop a system to exempt farms from the higher fuel costs, as prices continue to climb.

State Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, joins Dillon to voice his frustration with the Inslee Administration’s failure to follow the 2021 law, calling it “patently unfair” and suggesting the state risks being “complicit in losing farmland” as it continues to pile additional costs on producing food in WA.