American/Western Fruit Grower September/October 2013

In This Issue

2013 Top Fruit Growers Report

American/Western Fruit Grower’s annual Top 100 Growers report is ranked according to 2012 acreage for the below crops, and the

2013 Apple Crop Estimate Unveiled

There was certainly a change in tone during this year’s U.S, Apple Association Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, at least

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