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“Wild weather can devastate apple crops”

While apples don’t grow everywhere in the Southeast because of the warm conditions, they do provide a good crop in the northeast Georgia mountains and points north.  Where I grew up in Michigan and Wisconsin, they are a much larger crop.  Yale Climate Connections provided an interesting story this week on the impacts that warmer weather conditions are having on apple orchards in Wisconsin.  Farmers are increasingly turning to insurance to help mitigate the effects of extreme weather in that region. Temperature trends towards warmer conditions in the upper Midwest are much more noticeable than in the Southeast, but we are also increases in temperatures in all seasons that are affecting the development of Southeastern crops as well.  You can listen to the story and read a transcript here.