How much did Washington farmers lose because of the drought?

CAPITAL PRESS: Farmers in Washington state lost at least $336 million because of last summer’s drought.

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

Losses for other commodities, including Washington mainstays such as potatoes, milk and cattle, will be tallied later as information becomes available, according to WSDA.

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