food prices http://www.kplu.org en Northwest farmers hope to regain Mexican market http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-farmers-hope-regain-mexican-market <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976744.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976744.mp3</a></p><p>U.S. produce is about to get cheaper in Mexico. That includes apples, pears and potatoes from the Northwest.</p><p>Mexico has agreed to lift a tariff it added three years ago in retaliation over a dispute with the U.S. Northwest farmers are now working to win back their customers south of the border.</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 15:44:29 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2046 at http://www.kplu.org Lettuce shortage hits school lunches in Western Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/lettuce-shortage-hits-school-lunches-western-washington <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956811.mp3</p><p>Kids have a good excuse for not eating salads right now. <a href="http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/cmv/news/117618698.html#">They&#39;ve been taken off the school menu in Kent </a>because lettuce is in short supply. Schools in Seattle, Redmond and elsewhere in Western Washington are also scaling back on serving romaine, iceberg and other leaf lettuces.</p><p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:53:12 +0000 Charla Bear 962 at http://www.kplu.org