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Drought affecting this year's apple harvest


Corn isn't the only crop being affected by this year's drought. Apples are feeling the heat, too.

According to Alderman and owner of Curran's Orchard, Pat Curran, the problem actually started with cold temperatures the region saw in April. Large amounts of apples were lost due to frost damage when temperatures dropped down to the mid-twenties.

The drought isn't helping. Curran says his crop is down to twenty percent of its usual yield and popular apples like Red Delicious and Jonathon are expected to yield especially low numbers.

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