Drought dings quality of winter wheat in Northwest

Associated Press: Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S. harvest. The National Agricultural Statistics Service classified a large percentage of the region's winter wheat as below-average quality on Monday. Farmers in the Northwest are nervous that the uncharacteristically low quality of their product could slash the crop's already declining prices. "The problem......

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