SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cold and snowy weather in February has pushed back the wheat crop in Washington by about one month.

Normally, farmers would be weeks into planting the spring wheat or spraying the winter wheat that was planted last year.

The Spokesman-Review reports that while the cold has stunted winter wheat growth, the snow did add some needed moisture to the ground.

Meanwhile, wheat farmers continue to face many of the same market uncertainties as last year.

U.S. officials have a verbal agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, but nothing has been ratified. Also, the United States has no new agreements to replace those vacated when President Donald Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which includes several important wheat customers.

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