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Apple crop forecast in line with averages

This year’s U.S. apple crop is sizing up to be on par with the five-year average, giving industry experts hope for a positive marketing climate. The forecast for apple production is 248 million b... more

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more i... more

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EPA Pulls Plug on Some Guthion Uses

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to end the use of azinphos-methyl (Guthion, Azinphos-methyl 50WS) on peaches, nectarines, caneberries,... 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 »

Michigan Processed Apple Prices Released

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers Marketing Committee has negotiated the following minimum prices for Michigan processing apples for the 2005 appl... more »

CIAB Sets Free, Restricted Percentages for Tart Cherries

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) recommended June 23 that the free percentage for tart cherries be set at 71 and the restricted percent... more »

Fresh Holdings Up 59 Percent

Total U.S. holdings of fresh and processing apples on June 1 were 34.3 million bushels, 56 percent more than holdings on June 1, 2004, and 24 percent ... more »

Mexico Temporarily Suspends Apple Tariffs

Mexico's Ministry of Economy has eliminated Mexico's anti-dumping duty on Red and Golden Delicious apples from the Pacific Northwest, but only tempora... more »

Sweet Cherry Variety Showcase to be July 7 in Michigan

International Plant Management and Michigan State University Extension have combined to sponsor a Sweet Cherry Variety Showcase at Clarksville Horticu... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate to be June 22

The 50th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held at 2 p.m. June 22 in the Crowne Plaza ... more »

May Apple Holdings Up 46 Percent Over 2004

Total U.S. holdings of fresh and processing apples on May 1 were 50.1 million bushels – 46 percent more than holdings on May 1, 2004, and 23 per... more »

Taiwan Reopens Borders to U.S. Apples

U.S. apple exports to Taiwan, cut off since last December after codling moth larvae were found, were allowed to resume April 27, according to notice g... more »


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