Apples

USApple: Total apples in storage 17% above 2018 levels

The December 2019 edition of the U.S. Apple Association's Market News has been released. This is the second report on the 2019 apple crop – and the first edition with a newly designed format that is... more »

Victoria Wittenbach crowned 2020 Michigan Apple Queen

Victoria Wittenbach of Belding, Michigan, has been crowned the 2020 Michigan Apple Queen. Sarah Rasch of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is first runner-up. Wittenbach is the daughter of Michael and Marnie Wittenbach, and is a student... more »

Penn State offers self-paced courses on planning, establishing orchard

The completion of apple harvest brings the opportunity to begin planning new orchards with exciting new cultivars and rootstocks. Penn State Extension now offers two online courses on best practices for planning and establishing orchards.... more »

Washington state launching its first Apple Week

The Washington Apple Commission is launching the first worldwide Washington Apple Week Dec 1-6, celebrating the high-quality apples grown in the state. The global celebration across 14 countries will feature the exclusive campaign “From Our... more »

Stemilt Growers among those honored at Washington state volunteer event

On Nov. 21, the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast to pay tribute to the over 150 volunteers that contributed to WAEF and its students this year. Collectively, volunteers reviewed... more »

US apple holdings up 17% from same period a year ago

The U.S. Apple Association has released the November 2019 edition of Market News. This is the first report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey, reported by Mark Seetin, director, regulatory and industry affairs... more »

Even in Iowa, apple growers feel trickle down impact of tariffs

This season’s apple crop is expected to be the ninth largest in history. And a bountiful harvest is often good news. But because of increasing tariffs this year, some smaller apple farmers are worried not... more »

Decline in Canadian apple production forecasted

The United States will remain the largest exporter of fresh apples, pears and table grapes to the Canadian market in MY 2019/20. FAS/Ottawa forecasts Canadian production of apples to be down 4% in MY 2019/20... more »


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