Drought Costs Washington State Over $300 Million

OLYMPIA — Washington farmers lost at least $336 million to the drought last summer, a preliminary estimate likely to climb as more figures on yields and prices became available, according to a report by the state Department of Agriculture.

The report estimated specific dollar losses for only a handful of crops — wheat, apples, blueberries and red raspberries.

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