U.S. Apple Association is forecasting the 2019 apple crop at 10.4 billion pounds. Measured in 42-pound bushels, the crop is forecasted to be 247.8 million bushels. The five-year average is... READ MORE
The temperatures in the Pacific Northwest have been cooler than average through Mid-August. The favorable summer growing weather means that Washington growers are expecting a good quality crop. Some locations were hit with powerful thunderstorms August 9th-11th that produced heavy rains, hail, and strong winds. Temperatures are forecasted to rebound in late August and continue with slightly above normal temps in September and October. The 2019 apple harvest is projected to be large, up .... Read More
As the winter snowpack melts over the spring and summer, it is a significant source of irrigation water for Washington State farms. The snowpack in Washington tends to peak in April. This year statewide snowpack measured 80% of normal according to the Department of Ecology...READ MORE
The U.S. Apple Association announced Fresh and Processing holdings as of April 1, 2019. U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 51.2 million bushels on April 1, 2019, are 12 percent less than the April 1, 2018 holdings of 58.0 million bushels, and 4 percent less ... READ MORE
The U.S. Apple Association announced Fresh and Processing holdings as of March 1, 2019. U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 65.5 million bushels on March 1, 2019, are 10 percent less than the March 1, 2018 holdings of 73.1 million bushels, and 5 percent less than the five-year average of 69.2 million bushels. Read More...