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Old 06-06-2012, 04:36 AM   #1
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Has anybody heard any reports on the status of the apple crop in their area?

I've heard that Michigan lost 90% of the apple and tart cherry crop due to late frost. I'm afraid this will make fresh pressed juice horribly expensive in my area.

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:42 AM   #2
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I know of a large Chicago farmer that lost 75% of their apple crop... Another lost almost all of their peaches and cherries. Early warmup followed by late frost.

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Upstate NY is apple land. Locals are only predicting a 30% loss right now.

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Who did you talk to UpstateMike?
The farmers I talked to are looking more like 60-80% loss.
Schumer is even trying to get some federal disaster aid for the area farmers hardest hit.

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80% loss in Wisconsin from what I've been hearing

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Who did you talk to UpstateMike?
The farmers I talked to are looking more like 60-80% loss.
Schumer is even trying to get some federal disaster aid for the area farmers hardest hit.
This is what I'm hearing as well. Major operations are already looking to the west coast and mid-atlantic areas for fruit and juice.
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Who did you talk to UpstateMike?
The farmers I talked to are looking more like 60-80% loss.
Schumer is even trying to get some federal disaster aid for the area farmers hardest hit.
Robb Farms, and Zarpentines. Both did say it was a bit early to be sure, though.
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Wow.That is all CRAP. (by crap I don't imply that it is untrue, merely that it sucks)

Around here, there was virtually NO frost, and everything that grows is spasming with joy. weeds that are normally just getting going are 4 ft tall if uncut, I have 1 tomato plant that is taller now than any of mine got last year.

DAMMIT! Was it a late frost? or an early spring and an on time frost?

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It was a very unusual early warm spell, like 25 degrees above normal for a couple weeks straight, followed by more than one frost/snow/sleet/freezing rain and hard freezing temps at night. The local newspaper published a few pictures of fruit trees with ice hanging from the blossoms.

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It was a very unusual early warm spell, like 25 degrees above normal for a couple weeks straight, followed by more than one frost/snow/sleet/freezing rain and hard freezing temps at night. The local newspaper published a few pictures of fruit trees with ice hanging from the blossoms.
Exact same situation here in Michigan
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