The Nation: A Doubly Difficult Apple to Pluck

Foreign pickers bring in the cropÈó‚鼂ǥjust in time

In orchards throughout New England, the Mclntosh, Red Delicious, Northern Spy and Cortland apples have been ripe for six weeks, ready to be trucked to markets round the country or sold to nearby roadside stands. Last week as the harvest drew to an end, growers were hard pressed to gather in their crop—worth more than $50 million to them—before the fruit started spoiling and dropping to the ground. The weather and the Federal Government had, in the Northeastern farmers' view, conspired to make this a doubly difficult...

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