Profitable Year For Farmers

September 7, 2013 Updated Sep 7, 2013 at 11:47 PM EDT

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September 7, 2013 Updated Sep 7, 2013 at 11:47 PM EDT

It's been a profitable year, so far, for New York State farmers.

APPLETON, N.Y. (WKBW)- It's been a good summer for farmers, after many lost tens of thousands of dollars last year after an early frost.

"We are having one of our best harvests yet," said Jim Bittner of Singer Farms in Appleton.

That means an overabundance of big and juicy apples, pears, and peaches.

Last year was a tough one for farmers. An early frost destroyed 75 percent of the peach crop. Across New York State, peach production was down 60 percent and pear production 79 percent. Those statistics were a big blow to area farmers who lost tens of thousands of dollars.

However, the good news his year, Mother Nature has been cooperative. Now, farmers are experiencing one of their best crops in years.

Many telling us they are thrilled to be recooperating the thousands of dollars lost last year.