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Idaho, Washington farmers see above-average year on wheat

 

November 14, 2018



LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Farmers in Idaho and Washington saw above-average returns on wheat crop this year, but lentil prices are plunging, officials said.

"Generally speaking, we had an above-average year," said Nez Perce County Extension agent Doug Finkelnburg. "We had above-average returns on winter wheat and really strong yields on garbanzo beans."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Portland Daily Grain Report last week listed soft white wheat prices between $6.20 and $6.35 a bushel, the Lewiston Tribune reported Monday.

But dry pea, lentil and garbanzo prices plunged 40 percent recentl...



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