food prices en Northwest farmers hope to regain Mexican market <p><a href=""></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 Lettuce shortage hits school lunches in Western Washington <p></p><p>Kids have a good excuse for not eating salads right now. <a href="">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