WASHINGTON APPLE GROWERS EXPECTING GOOD YEAR

Washington-grown apples may be a bit smaller this year, but the 1996 harvest is expected to just fall short of the record-breaker of two years ago, according to a report issued jointly by the Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association and the Wenatchee Valley Traffic Association.Growers estimate that about 94.4 million 42-pound boxes of apples will be harvested this year, although the cool weather

Washington-grown apples may be a bit smaller this year, but the 1996 harvest is expected to just fall short of the record-breaker of two years ago, according to a report issued jointly by the Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association and the Wenatchee Valley Traffic Association.

Growers estimate that about 94.4 million 42-pound boxes of apples will be harvested this year, although the cool weather in the early stages of the growing season may have had an adverse effect on the apples'

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