Increased raspberry imports harm Whatcom County farmers

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The Bellingham Herald reports that harvest is in full swing for Whatcom County raspberry farmers, however many are considering switching their crop focus or changing professions after increased foreign competition. The U.S. normally imports 4 million pounds of frozen raspberries each month, however this past May and June, the U.S. brought in 10 million pounds, placing pressure on Whatcom farmers to sell their product. Read the full story here.


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