Hate the rain and snow? You must not be a wheat farmer
May 17, 2012 -
WASHINGTON - Not everyone was happy about the snow and rain storms Washington state saw in March... But Washington wheat growers absolutely were.
The Washington Grain Alliance says the wet early spring weather was optimal for the winter wheat crop, and when it's harvested in the summer the crop should reach the five year average of 145 million bushels.
Farmers are hoping prices hold and that the 2012 crop will be sold for more than $6 a bushel. Last year, the Washington crop was worth about $925 million. There are around 3,800 wheat growers in the state.
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