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December 3, 2013

High tunnels, or hoop houses, sprouting up on farms to extend growing season and add crops

By ROSS COURTNEY
Yakima Herald-Republic

Photo Denny Fleener/WSU [enlarge]
Washington State University built some high tunnels in Mount Vernon. Driven in part by federal cost-sharing, high tunnels are becoming more popular.

MABTON — Outside, the sun barely broke through the high clouds and did little to warm the frigid air. Corn and tomato plants were dead for the winter.


 
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