Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 --- 6:30 p.m.
After a devastating crop last fall due to unseasonably hot, dry weather, apple orchards in Wisconsin are relying on a good harvest this year.
Owners at Eplegaarden in Fitchburg say their 6,000 apple trees fortunately made nearly a full recovery from last year, thanks to mild temperatures and lots of rain.
"Last year was terrible. We came out ultimately at I'd say about 50-60 percent of the sales we had other years. So we're kind of back on track, and that's good," said owner Laverne Forest.
Now one crop that is suffering a bit this fall is corn. According to a report out this week, 55 percent of the crop in Wisconsin is in fair to very poor condition after our dry, hot August.