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Good weather brings nice-sized pear crop

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PORTLAND — This year’s good weather has meant a good harvest for Northwest pear growers.

The Portland-based Pear Bureau Northwest reported last week that the 2014 harvest in Washington and Oregon will hit 20.2 million boxes, a yield that’s 2-percent larger than the five-year average but 6 percent lower than last year’s record crop.

“We’re looking forward to another crop of excellent quality and fruit size to meet the demands of the domestic and export markets,” said Kevin Moffitt, Pear…

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