Fresh produce sales up again for second quarter of 2013

For the second quarter this year, fresh produce sales are up compared to last year’s figures. Organic fruits and vegetables lead the pack in growth with strong gains in sales and volume according to “FreshFacts... more »

Riveridge adds staff in management roles

Riveridge Produce, a Sparta, Mich.-based apple shipper, has added three staff members to manage various aspects of the operation.“We were fortunate to hang onto almost all of our talent during a very challenging 2012 season,”... more »

USApple searching for new leader

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is searching for a new president and CEO. The previous president, Nancy Foster, recently resigned.Diane Kurrle, USApple’s vice president of public affairs, will temporarily serve as interim president and CEO... more »

Michigan processing apple prices announced

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers (MPAG) Marketing Committee has negotiated the following minimum processing apple prices with several processors for the 2013 crop (sizes 2.5 inches and up):• Jonathan – $14/cwt.• JonaGold, Ida Red and... more »

2013 apple crop boosted by recovery in Midwest, New York

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has announced its estimate of the size of the 2013 U.S. apple crop: 243 million bushels.The estimate was given during the association’s annual Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, held... more »

2013 U.S. apple crop expected to be larger than last year

The U.S. Apple Association has announced its estimate of the size of the 2013 U.S. apple crop: 243 million bushels.The 2013 estimate represents a 13 percent increase over 2012’s final crop of 215 million bushels,... more »

Michigan growers consider forming tree fruit commission

To pay for research activities, Michigan’s apple, cherry, peach, nectarine and plum industries are pondering the creation of a state tree fruit commission.Supporters of the new commission say it’s become abundantly clear that the funding... more »

Cornell reveals names for NY1 and NY2

Cornell University has announced two new apple varieties developed in partnership with the New York Apple Growers (NYAG). They are SnapDragon and RubyFrost, and they have undergone a year of rigorous consumer testing as NY1... more »

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