Pears and apples
More apples should be available to consumers this season. Speaker2: Apple Harvest will be up three percent this season. Speaker1: Yet, as USDA research economist Jaclyn Kramer points out, it will be a mixed bag regarding Apple production by state. Washington State, the nation's largest producer, is expecting a seven percent increase in its crop this year. Speaker2: However, Washington has experienced extremely high temperatures, Speaker1: Which could reduce final yield totals. Speaker2: New York production is expected to be three percent lower, Speaker1: While Michigan reports had expected 18 percent production decrease due to frost conditions and poor pollination caused by colder weather. However, several states saw a year over year rise in Apple production. Speaker2: Pennsylvania has reported production to be up, as well as California and Oregon and Virginia. Speaker1: For Apple producers. High tariffs in some markets and export shipping challenges are placing downward pressure on prices abroad.