Disaster assistance available for tree fruit

USDA has announced that growers who experienced losses from natural disasters that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011, can now sign up for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP). TAP was authorized by the Agricultural... more »

Amendments made to Export Apple Act

According to USDA, two amendments have been made to the Export Apple Act. The first amendment exempts apples shipped to Canada in bulk containers from USDA inspection and certification. The second amendment adds a definition... more »

WSU uses drawing to distribute new apple

Washington State University (WSU) will hold a drawing to determine which Washington growers will be the first to plant the newest apple developed by the university’s Apple Breeding Program. The university has chosen to distribute... more »

Davison Orchards secures unique niche

An abundance of family farm tradition has been established in a non-traditional setting on the slopes along the Okanagan Valley in Vernon, B.C., Canada. Davison Orchards Country Village is in “kind of a funny place... more »

Cold injury to fruit trees a big concern

The need for growers to understand the impact of cold injury to fruit trees in 2014, particularly to the more tender crops, made a series of presentations by Jon Clements, Extension tree fruit specialist with... more »

What has this harsh winter done to Michigan’s fruit crop?

The harsh winter has not only been tough on us, it will also have an impact on Michigan's fruit crop.A fruit tree, grape vine, or small fruit bush is hardy down to a certain temperature.... more »

Michigan tree fruit growers approve research program

Michigan’s tree fruit producers have approved a referendum to establish the Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development Program, according to Jamie Clover Adams, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Clover... more »

USApple launching new logo identity

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) will officially launch its new brand identity during its bi-annual board meeting March 22 in Washington, D.C.The new identity – which USApple’s Education Committee recently selected and the Executive Committee... more »

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