More and more lab tests from farms are showing that soils are becoming more acidic in Washington state, says an article in

Extension experts say agriculture in areas such as the Palouse region are riding on the edge of a ‘quiet crisis’ even as the wheat industry makes up $1 billion of the $10 billion ag industry in Washington state.

Some observes say the addition of synthetic fertilizers during the 1940s and ’50s is the main problem.

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