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Washington top blueberry state

OLYMPIA – Move over apples and cherries, Washington state is the top blueberry producer in the world, according to the state Department of Agriculture.

“When it comes to blueberries, Washington state can take a bow,” Agriculture officials wrote in news release. “Each berry you enjoy is a product of the state’s dedication to agricultural excellence.”

Farmers in Washington, the nation’s top blueberry-producing state, grow close to 90,000 tons of blueberries annually, according to the Aug. 8 news release.

The state produced 180 million pounds of blueberries valued at $228.4 million in 2021, accor...

 

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