Asparagus cutters bend deep over their work in the early morning light. Colorful plastic bins stack like giant legos amid the scrubby fields north of Pasco, Washington.
Growers in Washington, California and Michigan raise the majority of the nation’s domestic asparagus -- and Washington’s season is on.
But business in U.S. spears is noticeably dwindling.
That’s because there’s increasing amounts of cheaper asparagus from Peru and Mexico coming in: fresh, canned and frozen. And that’s cutting into profits for U.S. growers.