One of the historically largest farm equipment sales in the country is happening in the Northwest. It follows the bankruptcy of the Easterday family empire after its multimillion-dollar cattle swindle.
Agriculture is stressed across the region. Blueberries are ripening so fast, processors can’t keep up. Potatoes, a valuable Northwest crop, are growing in weird shapes, making them hard to cut into fries. Dairy cows produce less milk when overheated, so operators are misting them with water and turning giant fans on them.