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Farmers Are Feeling the Squeeze

Aug 25, 2019 - The Seattle Times

WASHINGTON STATE is a unique and wonderful place to grow food. Our region produces some of the best fruits, flowers and vegetables in the world. For many of us, the availability of fresh, local, responsibly grown produce is easy to take for granted. Let's be real: The state's biggest attraction is a farmers market. We expect the best, and our farmers provide it.

Thanks to the Cascade mountains, with their epic mudflows, ash plumes and wide river valleys, much of Western Washington is home ...