Cherries in container at farmers marketA 20% reduction in the Northwest cherry crop is now predicted ahead of this year’s harvest. Reports say the drought and wind conditions which have continued to the plague the west are to blame. High temperatures and winds have also affected the areas but was particularly damaging to the bing and rainier cherry crops during peak harvest time. July’s daily shipment average have remained within normal range at around 350,000 boxes a day, but industry experts expect the remaining season to continue to wane. View prior year comparison numbers.