GRAND RAPIDS, (WZZM) - Michigan fruit farmers are calling it the most damaging weather season in recent memory. Wednesday, the food industry will get some answers as to how much this spring's crop losscould hurt them.
The Fruit Crop Guesstimate will be released during the annual Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association meeting in Grand Rapids.
MFFPA Executive Director Terry Morrison expects food companies from across the state and told WZZM Tuesday the report is bound to have some sour news considering 90 percent of the apple and cherry crops statewide are estimated to be wiped out.
But some relief could be on the way.
On Tuesday, legislation was introduced in the Michigan House that would provide low-interest loans to both farmers and processors in designated crop damage disaster areas.
Up to $400,000 would go to individual farmers and $1 million to Michigan processors with multiple locations.