Cool, wet spring delays Washington strawberry crop

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- A cool, wet spring has slowed strawberries and other crops in parts of Washington.

One berry farmer, Randy Kraught of Barbie's Berries, told The Bellingham Herald the area needs sun soon to ripen strawberries and following crops of raspberries and blueberries.

Another farmer, Mike Boxx of Boxx Berry Farms, said they normally would be harvesting some strawberries now, but it will be at least another two weeks before they are ripe this year.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com