BJ Thurlby of Northwest Cherry Growers continues to have a bullish outlook on this year’s crop. Growers are expecting the 2nd biggest cherry harvest, plus excellent quality.
He’s especially excited about the alignment of factors that
Washington State has been warm, the warmest spring in 20 years, says AgWeatherNet meteorologist Nic Loyd.
And also amazing: Washington saw one of its coolest early growing seasons in 2011, only to see a dramatic increase in
Northwest cherry growers gained airlift capacity into China with the launch today of weekly service between Seattle and Shanghai on China Eastern Airlines. The new service serving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will carry more than 400
Preliminary figures indicate a $265 per acre rise, compared to a 2010 survey.