Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.
Winter wheat production in 2014 is forecast at 40.3 million bushels statewide, down 17% from a year ago.
If late-season rains hold off until the last grapes are picked, a quality harvest will come just as the state's 2012 vintage wines hit the market.
Experts say the pest could cause millions to billions of dollars in damage to the region's crops.
The owner of the 40 acres of farmland—the local Boresek family—has applied to have the land's zoning changed to allow commercial development.