NEW APPLE VARIETIES, QUALITY EXPECTED TO INCREASE 2000 SALES

CHICAGO (FNS) -- Following last year's banner apple harvest, the 2000 crop is expected to keep pace with only a 6% decline, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.At the U.S. Apple Association's recently held marketing conference here, it was estimated that the 2000 domestic crop would come in at 238.9 million bushels, slightly lower than the U.S. Department of Agriculture's estimate

CHICAGO (FNS) -- Following last year's banner apple harvest, the 2000 crop is expected to keep pace with only a 6% decline, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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