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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Michigan Apple Growers Expected to Harvest 32 Million Bushels in 2023


September 14, 2023

Area cider mills and orchards are celebrating a bountiful harvest this fall with plenty of cider and apples for Michigan residents.

Michigan's official crop estimate of 32 million bushels (1.344 billion lbs.) of apples was announced on August 18 as part of the USApple Outlook meeting held annually in Chicago. The 2023 estimate is above average for the Michigan apple industry. "This fall brings the second large Michigan Apple crop in a row for our industry," said Diane Smith, executive director of the Michigan Apple Committee. "As growers continue to plant high-density orchards and adopt other innovative growing practices, Michigan's apple crop will continue to grow." According to the USDA, Michigan harvested a record 32...

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