Increased production year over year for most full time tree fruits. That's according to USDA’s latest outlook on these crops. USDA research economist Agnes Perez starts the breakdown with apples.
Apple production is going to up 4 percent from a year ago, and this is driven by production increases that are expected from Western states, largely Washington and California.
While production of apples palm fruit, cousin, pears is expected to remain unchanged year over year due to increased production in California and Oregon. Meanwhile, regarding U.S. peach production for 2019-20, the forecast is for a 13 percent increase behind production rises in most major peach growing states.
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