Apples

Labor, trade issues continue to hurt Washington state farmers

While trade disputes and labor costs continue to affect Washington agriculture, Wenatchee-based McDougall & Sons, Inc. co-owner Scott McDougall says the situation could get worse. At a Farm Hall hosted by the Washington Policy Center, he said that annual increases... more »

Compac, BBC Technologies show off high-tech fruit sorters

A trio of sorting technologies are new at PMA Fresh Summit this year. Compac’s new UltraView inspection module maximizes Spectrim’s grading performance, according to a press release from TOMRA, and BBC Technologies introduces LUCAi software,... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council debuts website

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) on Oct. 10 launched its website, MichiganCraftBeverage.com. The site features many resources to support the growing industry, including a detailed research finder, an industry marketplace, and business development and... more »

Apple crop forecast follows recent path

The U.S. Apple Association estimate of the size of the 2019 U.S. crop came in at 247.7 million bushels. The estimate was given during USApple’s annual Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference held Aug. 22-23 in... more »

USApple Kicks Off 2019-20 Apples4Ed school grant program

The U.S. Apple Association has launched its 2019-20 Apples4Ed initiative – a grant program that supports healthy snacking initiatives in public schools across the United States. USApple will fund five $4,000 healthy snacking initiatives on... more »

Virginia First Lady Northam, Ag Secretary Ring celebrate Virginia’s apple harvest

Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring visited Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery and Glaize Apples in Winchester on Sept. 26 to celebrate National Apple Month and... more »

2019 storage recommendations for Cosmic Crisp

In our experience, WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) can be stored with minimum losses throughout a yearlong storage period. Firmness is retained extremely well in CA storage (only 1-2 pounds loss in 10 months). Also, sweetness... more »

Michigan apples meet runners at the finish line

Marathon runners will receive Michigan apples at the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the third year. The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) is a sponsor of the marathon, which takes place... more »


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