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Good Predictions for 2013 Apple Harvest

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Some good news for apple growers, local growers and shippers are predicting another good harvest this year.

They're expecting to ship 120 million boxes this year.

That's about 9 million less than last year, but 2012 was the largest apple harvest ever recorded in Washington.

They saw practically perfect weather conditions last year, while things have been more business as usual this year.

"It's still the second largest on record. We also have reports from our members that size and quality is looking good. So, consumers should expect a very large, very high quality large apple crop this year," said Jon DeVaney, Executive Director of the Yakima Valley Growers Shippers Association.

They also say demand is a little lower for Washington apples this year, because growers in the eastern us are not dealing with massive crop failures like last year.

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