Agriculture officials forecast low apple crop this year

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September 18, 2010, 6:32 pm
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(NECN) - The warm summer brought an early harvest for many apple growers in New England this year, but it's not all good news.

The Department of Agriculture says two hard frosts in May severely damaged crops.

They forecast that the apple crop in every New England state except Rhode Island will be down almost 20% compared to last year.

One orchard owner says he lost nearly 80% of his crop.

Tags: New England, Department of Agriculture , apples, crop, apple growers
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