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Near record apple harvest good news for Michigan


UNDATED (WKZO) -- There is nothing quite as good as a crisp Michigan apple around this time of the year, and this year, apple growers are setting new records for the harvest, despite a shortage of migrant labor in the orchards.

Diane Smith, Chair of the Michigan Apple Committee says growers, packers and shippers are putting in the overtime to get the crop to where it’s needs to be.

She says fears that there might not be much demand for Michigan apples this year after last year’s crop failure proved to be unfounded.

With 92-thousand trees in commercial production, Michigan is the third biggest grower of Apples in the U.S. behind Washington State and New York.