A forum on how the Russian ban on U.S. food imports affects the region's farmers, growers and economy is planned Wednesday at the Reach center, 1943 Columbia Park Trail, Richland.
The forum will run from 2 to 5 p.m. and feature history and industry experts, including Mikhail Balaev and Steven Hoch, professors at WSU Tri-Cities; Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission; Dan Newhouse, a congressional candidate and former director of the state Department of Agriculture; and Darryll Olsen of Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association.
The forum is free for Reach members, students and teachers.
Cost is $15 for others. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-943-4100, ext. 103.