Michigan IFTA tour shows production trends

A focus on tree fruit excellence, innovation and success was brought to life in July during the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) 2017 Michigan Study Tour, based out of Grand Rapids. ... more

Cider apple production faces extensive screening process

The questions about what apples are best to grow for hard cider continue, but Michigan State University (MSU) researchers are screening varieties to try to find... more

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U.S. Apple Holdings 2 Percent Below 2005

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 98.8 million bushels on Nov. 1 were 2 percent less than holdings on that date in 2005, according to the U.S. Apple... more »

New York Apple Growers Predict a 25 Million Bushel Harvest

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) announced its annual crop prediction is 25 million bushels for the fall harvest, a crop virtually the same size ... more »

Apple Holdings 25 Percent Below Last Year

Apple supplies from the 2005 crop remain well below average levels, setting the stage for strong demand and prices to start the 2006-2007 market year,... more »

Some Areas See Crops Reduced by Weather

On the first day of summer, the Michigan Frozen Fruit Packers Association pulled together its members to evaluate the outlook for production of fruit ... more »

Total Apple Movement Exceeds Five-Year Average

Total movement of 15.4 million bushels in May was 3 percent less than in May 2005 but 16 percent more than the five-year average of 13.3 million bushe... more »

U.S. Apple Holdings Remain Below 2004 Levels

The supply of apples in storage across the United States remains below the levels seen during the same period last year, according to a survey of appl... more »

December Fresh Apple Holdings 7 Percent Below 2004

Total fresh-market apple holdings on Dec. 1 were 88.5 million bushels, 7 percent lower than December 2004 holdings of 95 million bushels, according to... more »

Processing And Fresh Holdings Down 10 Percent

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings on Nov. 1 were 100.5 million bushels – 7 percent less than a year ago, but 16 percent greater than Nov. 1, 2003... more »

Commerce Sees Need for Chinese Concentrate Antidumping Order

The U.S. Department of Commerce said in early September that Chinese apple juice concentrate exporters are expected to sell product at unfair prices i... more »

National Apple Crop Estimate Down 10 Percent from 2004

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) released its 2005 production forecast during the Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference Aug. 18-19 in Chicag... more »

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