Read the latest news about Washington state's top crops: apples and pears; wheat and hay; milk and dairy; potatoes and vegetables; cherries, grapes and hops. Topics also include Washington state wines and viticulture, beef cattle and other livestock; aquaculture; international trade in farm commodities; organic foods, pesticides, herbicides and the debate over genetically modified crops (GMO).
If everything goes right — and that’s a big if — hemp grown for CBD can be a very lucrative crop. But this year, some farmers risk financial disaster as they struggle with a big downturn in the market and problems ranging from mold in their fields to bottlenecks in processing. VIEW