Michigan apple growers are looking at a bumper crop

Michigan apple growers are predicting they will see the best harvest in at least three years. The state’s crop is forecasted at nearly 30 million bushels is almost twice the size of last year.

Michigan Apple Committee board member and Sparta farmer Phil Schwallier tells Brownfield trees are loaded: “We worry about having enough labor to harvest this crop and the second thing we worry about is having enough bins to put the apples in.”

The U.S. Apple Association is forecasting a nearly two percent decline in total production, but a 3.5 percent increase over the five percent average. Michigan would be the third largest producer behind Washington and New York.

Source: brownfieldagnews.com


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