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Cool, wet spring delays some Washington crops

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A cool wet spring has put many Yakima Valley crops behind schedule.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports some farmers are just getting into fields to plant corn or other crops that normally would be in the ground by now.

The asparagus harvest is winding up, but the size of the crop was reduced by the weather.

The president of the Washington State Fruit Commission, B.J. Thurlby, says the cherry harvest will be delayed and there may not be many available to retailers for the Fourth of July. But, he says, the cherry harvest this year is likely to extend well into August.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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