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State's farm production sets record

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Associated Press
SPOKANE -- The value of the state's farm production reached a record $9.40 billion last year.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service said that was 14 percent above the 2010 figure and 13 percent above the previous record of $8.35 billion set in 2007.
Record high value of production was set for apples, milk, wheat, potatoes, hay, and cherries in 2011.
Apples remain the top farm crop in the state with a 2011 value of $1.83 billion, up 19 percent from 2010.
Milk ranked second with a value of $1.28 billion, while wheat was third with a value of $1.14 billion.
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