The U.S. Department of Agriculture has lowered its estimate of this year's corn crop to the lowest in four years, saying wet weather has delayed planting and reduced acres planted and the expected per-acre yield.
The Senate has approved legislation to legalize hemp in Idaho. The Senate voted 32-3 Monday to approve the bill that would legalize the growing and selling of hemp products containing 0.3 percent or less of THC, the cannabis compound that gives marijuana its high.
Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market.
This year's Washington apple crop is estimated at 131 million 40-pound boxes. That's according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, which says this year's crop is down 2 percent from the 2017 harvest of 134 million boxes