Fewer fresh-market apples were in storage as of Feb. 1 compared with the same time last year.


U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 67.4 million bushels on Feb. 1 reflect a 10 percent decrease compared with January 2009 holdings.


Total processing apple holdings as of Feb. 1 were 29.6 million bushels, about the same as this date last year.


The total number of apples in storage on Feb. 1 was 96.7 million bushels, 7.5 percent fewer than last February’s total.


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