There's some great news today from the apple department!

According to WOOD-TV, the Michigan Apple Committee is forecasting a harvest of 31 million bushels of apples this year. If that number holds, that would be an increase of 7 million bushels over 2015 and the biggest ever for the state of Michigan.

Michigan normally produces 22.8 million bushels of apples each year. So, why the big increase this year? Well, officials say that you can thank "technological advances and high-density planting" for more here.