U.S. apple crop forecast up slightly

The U.S. apple crop in 2017 will be up 2 percent from 2016, according to the first industry estimate that occurred June 27 in New York.

The first forecast of this fall’s U.S. apple crop is up just 2 percent from the 2016 crop which should be manageable, according to a top Michigan apple producer.

Total U.S. fresh and processed production was estimated at 255.6 million, 42-pound boxes at the Premier Apple Cooperative meeting in Syracuse, N.Y., June 27.

Source: U.S. apple crop forecast up slightly – Washington – Capital Press