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hood river valley cherries took a big hit this week with wet, warm weather for several days, which can split large numbers of cherries like the two at left. Early estimates show that between 30-50 percent of local Bing cherries (pictured here from a Tucker Road orchard) – the most widely grown variety in the region – were split due to the weather.

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Wet weather splits cherry crops

Area farmers assessing damage, counting losses

For many local cherry farmers, the weather the Hood River Valley has seen this past week couldn’t have happened at a worse time.

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