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Flash Flood Watch issued August 20 at 3:51PM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS ON FRIDAY MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY OVER THE NORTH WASHINGTON CASCADES. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON, CHIWAUKUM, LITTLE BRIDGE CREEK, DUNCAN, MILLS CREEK,

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Survey finds state’s farm product sales up sharply

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SPOKANE — The value of farm products produced in Washington has increased dramatically over the past five years, even as the number of farms has dropped.

A new government census of agriculture found that the value of farm products in Washington grew from $6.7 billion in 2007 to $9.1 billion in 2012. The survey, taken every five years and released Thursday, found that the number of farms in Washington dropped from 39,284 in 2007 to 37,249 by 2012. But total farm acreage changed little. The average farm was 396 acres in 2012, compared with 381 acres five years earlier, the survey found.

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