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wheat harvest

In this 2018 file photo, Harvest Ridge Organics harvests wheat on a field near Reservoir A in Lewiston. The agricultural industry in the Lewiston area is now primarily dry-land farming, growing crops like wheat and rapeseed. (Kirsten Strough/Courtesy of the USDA)

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Allison Winter
Allison Winter

Allison Winter is a Washington D.C. correspondent for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes the Idaho Capital Sun.