apple crop http://kplu.org en In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom http://kplu.org/post/washington-state-picker-shortage-threatens-apple-boom In western Michigan, there <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/09/17/161276597/shriveled-mich-apple-harvest-means-fewer-jobs-tough-year-ahead">aren't enough</a> apples to pick because bad weather decimated 85 to 90 percent of the crop. But Washington state has the opposite problem — there's an abundance of apples, but not enough pickers.<p>This should be the happiest, busiest time of year in Washington apple orchards. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:59:45 +0000 Anna King 6573 at http://kplu.org In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom