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State apple harvest on track
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Wisconsin's apple harvest is two weeks ahead of schedule this year. An unusually warm April and ample rain got the growing season off to an early start.

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Anna Maenner, executive director of the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association, says popular varieties such as the Macintosh and Honey Crisp are ripe for picking now for those customers who like visiting their local orchard. But

Wisconsin's apple industry is also hurting. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 20-percent of the crop was killed off this year by fungus, hail, and too much moisture.

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