WCBE Stories
11:58 am
Fri October 19, 2007

Weather stems Ohio's apple harvest

Columbus, OH – A long-lasting freeze in April wiped out the apple crop for many growers in southern Ohio. The Ohio Fruit Growers Marketing Association estimates this year's crop will be down 30 percent. That's driving up wholesale prices, and customers who normally pick up their own apples will be shut out this Fall in some parts of the state. The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Joe Cornely says the weather has always been one of the vagueries of farming. Cornely tells Alison Holm that's one of the reasons more farmers are turning to agri-tainment to provide back-up income and attract direct customers.