WASHINGTON — Prices for apples, oranges and several other fruits and tree nuts are expected to remain high in the near term, according to a report published last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service division. The report notes that while the fruit and tree nut grower price index declined 1% in October, it remained 9% higher than the same period a year earlier. A late navel orange harvest in California pushed prices 20% higher ...

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