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Apple Farmers May See Boon With Bumper Crops

Washington state apple growers, who are already in the midst of a near record harvest, are now looking forward to higher demand and prices for their produce.

10/19/2012

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If Voters OK Hemp, Unclear Farmers Would Grow It

Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing marijuana. They’ll be voting on whether to let farmers grow marijuana’s far less potent cousin — hemp — for clothing, food, biofuel and construction materials among other uses.

10/08/2012