NEW ENGLAND APPLE GROWERS FEEL A CHILL

AMHERST, Mass. (FNS) -- Apple growers in New England expect the overall 1998 harvest to be down 20%, due to a range of weather-related problems that have adversely affected this fall's crop, while their counterparts in Michigan and Washington are experiencing heavy harvests, according to apple growers associations in those states.Still, New England apple growers expect there to be an adequate supply

AMHERST, Mass. (FNS) -- Apple growers in New England expect the overall 1998 harvest to be down 20%, due to a range of weather-related problems that have adversely affected this fall's crop, while their counterparts in Michigan and Washington are experiencing heavy harvests, according to apple growers associations in those states.

Still, New England apple growers expect there to be an adequate supply this season, with "excellent" size and quality.

"There will be plenty of appl

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