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More apples go to juice because of hail damage

Hail damage may cause Washington to have an abundance of processor-grade apples used for juice, sauce and baking ingredients, according to Capital Press.

Midwest and Eastern processors may take some of that supply because of apple crop losses due to spring freezes of tree buds, Capital Press reported.

Washington harvests more than 100 million 40-pound boxes of apples each year, according to the Washington Apple Commission. Apples are the state's largest crop, and Washington produces more apples than any other state in the nation.

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