Apple orchards struggle due to drought


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While much of Iowa has focus on the struggling corn crop this summer, apple orchards have had to deal with drought related issues as well.

The owner of Wilson’s Orchard in Johnson County reports people picking less than half as many apples than in past years. These low numbers are due not only to the drought, but also to this year’s spring freeze.

However, this should be a good year for pumpkins, as they haven’t shown any damage from the drought.

Read more from KCRG here.