Washington’s asparagus industry faces a growing battle against imports (Seattle Time)

Washington’s asparagus season, our state’s first big crop of spring, is currently underway with 65 family-operated asparagus farms harvesting daily. But the future of this labor-intensive crop is in jeopardy.

Asparagus imports from Mexico and Peru are massively undercutting prices during the short Washington asparagus season that runs from early April to late June.