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Washington farm exports on record pace

Curt Acuff spreads herbicide in a wheat stubble field in the Reardan area Monday. Farmers and scientists from Washington, Idaho and Oregon will participate in a $20 million, five-year study of climate change and its potential effect on the Northwest wheat industry. (Jesse Tinsley)
Curt Acuff spreads herbicide in a wheat stubble field in the Reardan area Monday. Farmers and scientists from Washington, Idaho and Oregon will participate in a $20 million, five-year study of climate change and its potential effect on the Northwest wheat industry. (Jesse Tinsley)

The Washington Agriculture Department reports farm exports reached record highs in the final quarter of last year and first quarter of this year — more than $1.9 billion a quarter.

The department says sales beat the old record set in 2008, the Associated Press reports.

Japan was the top destination from October through March for Washington products, buying wheat, hay and potatoes. Canada was second, buying seafood, apples and vegetables. And China third, buying seafood, potatoes and apples.




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