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EDITORIAL: Farm, ranch voices needed on tourism possibilities

Any effort to bring more tourists – and their money – to Malheur County warrants attention. The nascent plans to more fully establish agritourism here needs help to become reality.

The idea of agritourism is not new but state tourism officials are putting fresh efforts into establishing such programs. As a result, the Eastern Oregon Visitors Association is working with locales throughout eastern Oregon, including here in Malheur County.

This is fueled in part by the growing public interest in knowing more about where food comes from. For producers, whether beef ranchers or asparagus farmers, that’s good news. Agritourism offers the . . .