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Weekend rains did not dent Round 2 NW cherry forecast

May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Weekend rains should have little effect on the Northwest cherry crop, which growers had forecast at 19.8 million 20-pound boxes in their second crop estimate of the season released Friday (May 13).

Saturday and Sunday, growers used helicopters and wind machines to dry off cherries hit by rain. Yakima, Washington, saw .34 inches Saturday and .17 inches Sunday.

However, those rains were

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