Cool, wet weather delays Washington wheat harvest

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Cool, wet weather delays Washington
wheat harvest

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31 Aug 08 - “Eastern Washington's wheat harvest is about two weeks behind schedule after cool and rainy weather, the latest in a string of frustrations and disappointments for once-optimistic farmers.

“The first blow this year was a snowy winter that delayed much of the spring planting. When much of the 600,000 acres of spring wheat did emerge, the delicate shoots were assailed by unsettled weather with scorching heat one week and frost the next.

“Now the combines can't get into the fields because of the unusual late summer wet and cold.”

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