NY apple production drops in 2011 | News
Last year’s apple production numbers are in and New York’s production was four percent below the 2010 crop.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the end of the season surveys of apple growers and processors in New York put 2011 production at 1,220 million pounds. That number comes up shy of the 2010 crop of 1,270 million pounds.
Fresh market production of 565 million pounds, down six percent from 2010, made up 46 percent of the total. Apples for processing came to 645 million pounds, down two percent from the 2010 crop year.
Although New York’s production was down, nationally, utilized apple production for 2011 was placed at 9.31 billion pounds which is up one percent from 2010. The nation’s 2011 apple crop is valued at $2.72 billion dollars, increased 17 percent from the previous year.
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