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Apple Crop Improves From 2012

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - It's almost that time of year when apple orchards and cider mills open.

Last year the apple crop was far from good and prices for cider and apples were much higher than previous years. The amount of bushels collected in 2012 was 10 times less than what is expected for this year.

While some have been unimpressed with the weather, it has actually been benefitical for apple farmers. Michigan growers will likely see a big harvest in 2013. The Michigan Apple Committee estimates 30 million bushels will be collected, compared to only 3 million in 2012.

The dry weather in 2012 is largely to blame for the low crop.

Michigan is typically the third largest producer of apples in the United States, behind Washington and New York. 

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