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Washington Exports Huge Harvest

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Washington apple farmers may be in the midst of their second largest harvest ever.

That means finding a place to sell all of the fruit. Washington is actually exporting more apples than it's consuming. But growers tell us finding places to sell the extra apples hasn't been too difficult.

"Overall it hasn't been too bad," grower Philip Doornik said. "The moving has been great. Overall we've got enough labor to get the fruit off the trees which is great and there are different techniques that you can do to help manage your crop."

With the recent unexpectedly high temperatures we've been having some of the fruit isn't turning out so perfect. Red apples need cooler nights to get their full red hue.

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