Outlook good for Washington wheat crop

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Some people were complaining about a series of snow and rain storms in March but not Washington wheat growers.

Washington Grain Alliance Executive Tom Mick told The Spokesman-Review (http://is.gd/LvobV0 the wet early spring weather was optimal for the winter wheat crop.

When it's harvested this summer the crop should reach the five-year average of 145 million bushels. Farmers are hoping prices hold and they'll sell the 2012 crop for more than $6 a bushel.

The Washington crop was worth about $925 million last year. There are 3,800 wheat growers in the state.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com