Washington apple crop to be about the same YOY

Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) forecasts the 2020 Washington apple crop at 134 million 40-pound boxes, up just 100,000 boxes year over year. Around 21 million of those boxes will be organic apples as organic production rose 40 percent YOY. Washington apple farmers [...]

Chinese apple production fell to nine-year low in 2018

USDA estimates China’s 2018/19 apple crop at 31.0 MMT, down 25 percent from 2017/18 due to severe damage from spring frosts, rain, and hail. China is expected to send just 3.0 MMT of apples to processors, down 38 percent year over year. Balancing global [...]

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