International Trade

Trade disputes have cut Washington state exports by as much as 28 percent, report says

Cherry picker Simon Ortiz dumps a bucket load as he works an orchard for grower Richard Dablin
in his Sunnyside orchard.  This was the first pick of the season.

Between April and September, according to a new report, Washington farmers and other export-dependent producers saw foreign sales plummet between 20 percent and 28 percent over the same period a year ago because of widening U.S. trade disputes with China and other nations.

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