In Grant County it’s easy to see why the potato is king, but even kings have to fight battles. After getting tariffs lifted to three countries, potato growers are now fighting a different kind of battle with the USDA as a proposed limit on the amount of potatoes served in school lunches is coming under fire from Washington potato growers.

Buried six inches underground is the heart-line of Moses Lake.

“These that are growing right now are for French fries,” Farmer Travis Meacham with Friehe Farms said.

If you missed the sign on I-90 on the way in, it says Grant County is the largest potato producing county in the United States.