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August 3, 2017

Ten Years Ago

August 9, 2007

Wheat harvest in the Touchet Valley and surrounding is well past commodity prices are uncharacteristically on the rise. “These are the highest prices I’ve ever seen,” said J.E. McCaw, local manager of the Waitsburg branch of Northwest Grain Growers. The last time wheat was in the $6 range, McCaw said, was the spring following the 1973 harvest, when prices reached the $6.20 range. “Here we are at $6.17 and we’re still in harvest,” he said.

Photo caption: Ted and Lavonne Bren of Waitsburg recently ventured to Alaska on a cruise sponsored by Focus on t...

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