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YAKIMA — With the majority of Washington’s apple crop picked, growers are downgrading their forecast for the harvest.

Washington Apple Commission announced Thursday that reports show that this year’s harvest will be 10% less than the 134 million boxes forecast in August, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported.

Among factors cited for the reduction were trees heading into a reduced growth cycle, workers doing more selective sort-picking in the orchards and a Labor Day windstorm that buffeted orchards in the Yakima Valley and elsewhere, damaging fruit, the commission said.

Apple growers also said sizing appeared to be smaller this year.

The apple commission also reported increased demand for the fruit because of the coronavirus pandemic turning people’s attention to more healthy foods.

With 65% of the nation’s apples grown in Washington, it’s the nation’s largest apple-producing state.

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“It costs $1.05 to produce a dollar’s worth of apples,” says Dan Fazio, executive director of the Washington Farm Labor Association.

Washington's orchards are just another socialist scheme propping up the economy of right-wing hypocrites.

Leftist Simps

JohnQsuckers....stop with the multi-account comments. We all know you have no friends here and your ideology has been exposed for the fraud it is. Portland was a better place for you wasnt it?

Desert Dweller

Nothing like not knowing what you are talking about.

Desert Dweller

Must be a case of illiteracy I guess?

This article is about the 2020 apple crop forecast, which will have a significant impact on the state economy.

I didn't see anything about Republicans or Democrats in the article.


Just an observation here, Sucker. It seems you're smoking way too many concentrates. I recommend giving it a break for a while...

Suckers and Losers for Trump

Ohhhhh my bad. You meant the guy from The A Team. Mmmmm yeah a little poetic license there. The traitor Reagan, who colluded with Iran, used to quote TV shows and movies. Another con-simp bottom feeder.

Leftist Simps

Look at you...still on here stomping your feet and crying about being alone with your washed up ideology and a lame candidate for the leftist vanguard. Just know I'll be on the other side waiting for you to pop your head up.


You can't even quote Mr. T correctly, so how does anybody take your rambling seriously?

Get a job so you can move out of your parents basement.

Suckers and Losers for Trump

Here's his twitter pronouncement, Maggot.

"I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!"

Do you need to lie for your impeached covidiot fraud, or do you need to lie to yourself?

Suckers and Losers for Trump

Meanwhile, Idiot King of the Maggots tweeted that he's declassifying all docs related to "the Russian hoax," unredacted . . . so the libberrull press requested the unredacted Mueller Report . . . you know, the one that names Maggot King as an "unnamed co-conspirator" in Russian collusion and obstruction of justice.

So, White House lawyers whine that the Idiot was just kidding. Federal Judge today told the White House they have until Tuesday to declare from His Maggotness if his tweet was a another LIE, or if he'd like America to feast on Mueller's unredacted report about his treason.

Leadership! Maggotry! Idiocy!

To quote a wise Black man . . . I pity you fools.

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