Apr 10, 2017U.S. apple holdings up from last year
According to the U.S. Apple Association, U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 53.1 million bushels on April 1, 2017, were 13 percent more than the April 1, 2016, holdings of 47 million bushels and 7 percent more than the five-year average of 49.6 million bushels.
Total processing apple holdings as of April 1 were 21.7 million bushels, 9 percent more than 2016 and 7 percent more than the five-year average.
The total number of apples in storage was 74.8 million bushels, 12 percent more than last April’s total of 66.9 million bushels and 7 percent above the five-year average for that date, according to the association.