Sharp Drop in Cherry Output



WASHINGTON - Jun 11/20 - SNS -- Prodiction of sweet and tart cherries in the United States is expected to drop significantly from last year, according to the USDA's latest production estimates.

United States tart cherry total production for 2020 is forecast at 197 million pounds, down 25% from the 2019 production.

United States sweet cherry total production for 2020 is forecast at 334,000 tons, down 6% from 2019.

Tart Cherry Production - States and United States: 2019 and Forecasted June 1, 2020
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                         :                     Total production
          State          :-----------------------------------------------------------
                         :            2019             :            2020
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                         :                      million pounds
                         :
Michigan ................:            170.0                         123.0
New York ................:              4.3                           8.1
Utah ....................:             54.0                          31.8
Washington ..............:             24.6                          24.2
Wisconsin ...............:              9.1                           9.9
                         :
United States ...........:            262.0                         197.0
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Sweet Cherry Production - States and United States: 2019 and Forecasted June 1, 2020
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                         :                     Total production
          State          :-----------------------------------------------------------
                         :            2019             :            2020
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                         :                           tons
                         :
California ..............:            58,100                        63,000
Oregon ..................:            57,200                        61,000
Washington ..............:           239,000                       210,000
                         :
United States ...........:           354,300                       334,000
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