In Palouse, Wash., farmers, university professors, retirees, conservatives and liberals all work side-by-side to build disturbing sets. “Just talking about our everyday lives at the end of the day, when we're done building for the day,” one volunteers said. “It’s probably brought me a lot closer to with people that I probably wouldn’t have interacted this close with here Read More
Growers in Washington, California and Michigan raise the majority of the nation’s domestic asparagus -- and Washington’s season is on. But business in U.S. spears is noticeably dwindling due to cheaper competition from foreign markets.That’s because there’s increasing amounts of cheaper asparagus from Peru and Mexico coming in: fresh, canned and frozen. And that’s Read More
Farmers who grow pulse crops -- garbanzo beans, lentils and peas -- are in a bind this winter. They have to decide very soon what they’re planting for next year, and contract their seed. Pulse crops are often an important rotation crop for Western wheat growers. But there are record amounts of garbanzo beans in dry storage, and little movement of that heavily-exported Read More
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