New York Field Office
"Fact Finders for Agriculture"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Marisa Reuber
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
End of season surveys of apple growers and processors
Apples processed for canning and applesauce totaled 320 million pounds, up 7 percent from the previous year. Production used for cider and juice totaled 220 million pounds, up 16 percent from last year. Apples used for freezing totaled 50 million pounds, the same as last year. Other uses of apples totaled 30 million pounds.
The value of utilized production, on a packinghouse door equivalent basis, totaled $286 million. Price per pound averaged 22.0 cents. The price for fresh apples averaged 34.1 cents per pound, a record high while processing apples averaged $174 per ton.
Nationally, utilized apple
production for 2007 was placed at 9.07 billion pounds, down 7 percent from
2006. The value of the nation's 2007 apple crop, at $2.58 billion dollars,
increased 15 percent from the 2006 crop value. Price per pound averaged
28.4 cents in 2007, up 24 percent from the previous year. The information
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