Nebraska Farm Bureau teaser

Jay Reiners operates his John Deere tractor while cultivating soybeans in Juniata, Nebraska, in 2015. Stats for 2017 show that many counties in eastern Nebraska with lots of soybean production saw their exports fall, while counties in the beef-heavy Sand Hills fared better.

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The cherry harvest in Montana’s Flathead Valley is expected to occur in about a month.

The Daily Interlake reports that an official from a regional growers cooperative says the harvest is expected to be close to the same size as last year.

Flathead Lake Cherry Growers President Bruce Johnson expects a harvest of about 2 million pounds (0.91 million kilograms).

Johnson says there was a small amount of crop damage in the Polson and Finley Point orchards due to unseasonably cold weather in early March.

He estimated the damages affected less than 10% percent of the overall crop.

Johnson says last year’s harvest by the cooperative of about 70 member growers was just over 2 million pounds, although that figure does not include non-members who operate private cherry orchards.

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