Spring 2012 has been a challenge to the Apple and Fruit growers in Michigan and New York. Earlier in the season, warmer days encouraged the blossoms to form. Unfortunately, the sudden drop in overnight temps has caused significant losses. How does this effect the US consumer? Apples are used in a variety of products. Next time you buy fruit juice look at the list of ingredients. Odds have it that Apple Juice will be one of the first items listed. Apple sauce is one of the most popular snacks moms offer their kids to enjoy. Apples are also used in baked goods to keep them moist and lower the fat content. With the loss of this year's crop, we can all expect to feel the pinch at the market starting later this year.