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B.C. cherry growers consider trade action against U.S. counterparts

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Growers in the Okanagan can expect a market price of about 40 cents/lb for their cherries this year. (Contributed by: Rachel Andrew/Flikr)

It's been a tough summer for B.C.'s cherry growers. It's been a bumper crop but prices have plummeted, in many cases below the cost of production.

Some growers are leaving their fruit on the trees, rather than pay to have them picked and shipped.

Many think a glut of cheap cherries from Washington are to blame and growers in the Okanagan are holding emergency meetings as they plot their strategy.

Daybreak host Chris Walker spoke with the general manager of the B.C. Fruit Growers' Association, Glen Lucas.
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