Sharp Drop in Apricot Harvest



WASHINGTON - Jul 10/20 - SNS -- The 2020 apricot crop is forecast at 34,800 tons, down 32% from last year, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates.

In California, growers reported fewer acres in production. In Washington, some growers reported freeze damage.

Apricots Production - States and United States: 2019 and Forecasted July 1, 2020
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                       :                     Total production
         State         :-----------------------------------------------------------
                       :            2019             :            2020
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                       :                           tons
                       :
California ............:           43,900                        30,000
Washington ............:            7,400                         4,800
                       :
United States .........:           51,300                        34,800
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