USApple estimates third-largest crop in history

Editor’s note: The following numbers are based on USDA and USApple’s revised estimate of the size of the 2013 crop. The U.S. Apple Association has announced its estimate of the size of the 2014 U.S.... more »

Nicholson named chairman of USApple

Mark Nicholson is the new chairman of the U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors. He was elected in August, during USApple’s annual conference in Chicago, and will serve a one-year term. He received the official... more »

Chinese fresh apples knocking at our door

Chinese fresh apples are another step closer to the U.S. market. On July 18, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to allow their importation into... more »

Geneva rootstock program aiding the U.S. apple industry

With 600 acres of apple trees in Walden, New York, Jeff Crist faces a number of threats from nature each year. Fire blight, a bacterial disease that attacks blossoms, shoots and limbs, has been known... more »

U.S. apple estimate increases 10 percent over 2013 final crop

The U.S. Apple Association has announced its estimate of the size of the 2014 U.S. apple crop: 263.8 million bushels.The 2014 estimate represents a 10 percent increase over 2013’s final crop of 243 million bushels,... more »

Michigan processing apple prices negotiated

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers (MPAG) Marketing Committee has negotiated the following minimum processing apple prices for the 2014 crop:Hard varieties (2.5 inches and up): $12.50/cwt.Soft varieties (2.5 inches and up): $10.00/cwt.The following processors agreed... more »

Washington growers expect another record apple crop

Orchardists are expecting the largest apple haul ever.Washington’s growers and packers have forecast a harvest of 140 million boxes of apples, easily topping the 2012 record of 129 million – an 8.5 percent jump. Yakima... more »

League changes name to California Fresh Fruit Association

The California Grape & Tree Fruit League has officially changed its name to the California Fresh Fruit Association – an identity its members believe better defines the broad types of commodities it represents, according to... more »

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