Apples

USDA extends Arctic Apples comment period

USDA has extended the public comment period on the deregulation of Arctic Apples, which have been genetically modified to be non-browning. The comment period now expires Jan. 30. For more information or to make a... more »

USDA extends Arctic Apples comment period

USDA has extended the public comment period on the deregulation of Arctic Apples, which have been genetically modified to be non-browning. The comment period now expires Jan. 30. For more information or to make a... more »

Arctic Apples still seeking approval

USDA opened a second round of public comments on the deregulation of Arctic Apples, which have been genetically modified to be non-browning. The comment period expires Jan. 30. Since 2011, Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), based... more »

Bair named CEO of USApple

James “Jim” Bair will join U.S. Apple Association (USApple) in January as the nonprofit organization’s president and CEO. Bair comes to the association from the North American Millers' Association (NAMA), where he worked for almost... more »

USDA weighs risks of Chinese apples

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently released a draft pest risk assessment covering fresh apples from China. The assessment, which weighs the risks of allowing imported Chinese fresh apples into the U.S.... more »

Crop insurance deadline nears for Michigan growers

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Michigan fruit growers interested in buying a new federal crop insurance policy, or making changes to an existing policy, to do so by the Nov. 20 sales closing date.... more »

Michigan apple industry sets shipment record

The Michigan apple industry set new shipment records two weeks in a row in October, shipping 414,702 boxes of apples the week of Oct. 12, according to the Michigan Apple Committee (MAC).“Our growers, packers and... more »

Made in Michigan: Vacuum-powered apple picker

A new machine could change the way the apples you buy at the grocery store are harvested. It's only being tested right now, but in a few years the West Michigan men behind the machine... more »

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