Dan Wheat

Central Washington field reporter

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Washington’s new Cosmic Crisp apple is selling well at strong prices and a limited supply of about 460,000, 40-pound boxes likely will be all sold out of grocery stores in February.

U.S. hop production topped 100 million pounds in 2019 for a third record year in a row as the industry hopes consumption stays at a pace to avoid oversupply and a big drop in prices.

Hop cones at harvest in Yakima, Wash., Sept. 20, 2018. U.S. hop production set a record high for the third year in a row in 2019.

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