NW pear growers to host international group
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NW pear growers to host international group
Northwest pear growers will host an international meeting in June and renew their 78-year-old federal marketing order.

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NW pear growers to host international group
Northwest pear growers will host an international meeting in June and renew their 78-year-old federal marketing order.
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NW pear growers to host international group
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