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Agency: Number of NY apple trees on the rise

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal agriculture statistics show the number of apple trees in New York grew by 22 percent from 2006 to 2011. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says there were 11.6 million trees last year, compared to 9.46 million five years earlier. The agency says the acreage under cultivation dropped by 2 percent, but farmers are increasing the number of trees they grow per acre. It...

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