Roy Farms, Inc. Receives First Salmon-Safe Certification in Washington State

Roy Farms, Inc., a century old farm in the Moxee area, is the first in Washington State to receive the Salmon-Safe Certification, which is one of the nation’s leading eco labels.

The certification awarded to its organic hop acreage makes this section of Roy Farms part of more than 60,000 acres of farm and urban lands with this official recognition in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia.

The certification involved approximately 150 acres of organic hops, which underwent a rigorous study conducted by Agroecology Northwest.

Roy Farms takes great pride in developing and implementing new farm technology, which helps evaluate new market opportunities and investment decisions. Organic agriculture continues to be one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture in the U.S.  There is a high demand for value-added hops by our brewer customers, who choose to only brew with quality ingredients from sustainable suppliers.

Roy Farms maintains sustainable farming practices including preserving and improving soil health, protecting water quality, and reducing the impact on wildlife in its fields.

Our drive is to operate progressively by developing programs that meet or exceed third party certification for auditing agencies, such as Salmon-Safe.

For more information, visit the Salmon-Safe blog.

Submitted by:
Jim Boyd
General Manager
Roy Farms

Image credit: Roy Farms Blog

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