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Asparagus farmers balance bigger yields, higher costs
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Asparagus farmers balance bigger yields, higher costs
Washington asparagus farmers have to balance labor and seed costs with bigger yields and higher prices. The industry won’t feel the effects of paid sick leave until next year, says farmer Gary Larsen, chairman of the state asparagus commission.

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