When looking at the tree fruit industry, the USDA says there’s been a year over year increase in most of the fall time fruits.
“Apple production is going to be up 4% from a year ago, and it is driven by production increases that are expected from western states largely Washington and California,” said USDA Research Economist, Agnes Perez.
She notes production of pears is expected to stay unchanged year over year due to increased productions in Oregon and California. Meanwhile peach production for 2019-2020 is expected in increase 13% behind production rises behind in most major peach growing states.
“We had adequate chill hours to undergo this season and this helped achieve good fruit for some of the orchards and we also had like sufficient for abundant moisture and this help with ice.”
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