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Apple farmers feeling the chill of a cold spring as harvest season continues

From being shot out of a cannon to being distilled down to a cider, Western New York apple farmers have found many ways to make use of their crops. But this year, as farmers go through harvest season, some say there’s been a catch.

“I think, overall, the crop load, in general, has been a little bit lighter,” said Dale Wickham, of Wickham Farms.

Wickham says it’s not just a problem for him, as just a few miles away in Williamson, the crops at DeFisher Fruit Farms are feeling light too.

“We normally have 100% of crops,”  said owner Dave DeFisher. “This year we’re probably down to 60% of our crop.”

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