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Storage problems for some apple growers this year

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Some growers in Washington are having trouble finding enough space to store apples this year.

The Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association says Washington has produced a record 121 million boxes of apples this year.

The large jump has caused some issues with finding a place to keep all those apples.

However, the organization said the high demand for Washington apples after crop failures in Michigan and New York should help keep some space open.

"Because of the record shipments, we're able to deal with that a little bit more easily. It's helping to get quite a few millions of boxes shipped before you even need to pack and store some of them," says Jon DeVaney with the Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association.

The organization says with the higher demand growers are also selling their crops for much higher prices.

Washington made a record breaking three million box shipments this year.