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'Best year ever' for some farmers outside drought region

The severe drought ruining crops around much of the United States has spared the Pacific Northwest. Farmers in Washington are enjoying high crop yields and high prices.

See our full drought coverage here. And on Wednesday, Aug. 15, watch NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, The Weather Channel and Telemundo for daylong, network-wide coverage of the drought.

“When there is a drought, prices go up. So where you are, that you don’t have a drought, you’re reaping the benefits of someone else taking it in the shorts,” said Justin Waddington, a farmer in Yakima Valley, Washington.

“It’s kind of sad that someone has to go broke somewhere or have a hard time for somebody to do good,” said Waddington.

Watch NBCNews.com’s full report from John Brecher above.  


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