Apple harvest takes major loss

FRESNO, Calif.

A U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows the apple crop is down 1.3 billion pounds compared to last year. Ag officials say only 8-billion pounds of apples will be produced this year.

The ag department says the drop in volume is a result of devastating losses in Michigan and New York state. Farmers in those two states had to deal with major freezes in the spring.

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