Starch chart for Honeycrisp apple fruit

Ines Hanrahan of the Washington State Tree Fruit Research Commission has recently developed a starch chart for Honeycrisp apples (see figure). The starch index ranges from 1 to 6 on this chart, which differs from... more »

Romney rally draws thousands to Michigan cider mill

An enthusiastic crowd of thousands greeted Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan at Long Family Orchard Farm and Cider Mill in Commerce Township Friday.Romney made a point to remind Michiganders that... more »

Michigan grower finding more apples than first thought.

At least one Michigan orchard reports having more apples than they had anticipated.King Orchards in Kewadin, Mich. said they are finding more fruit than first thought but are worried that the news won't get to... more »

Romney, Ryan to stop at Mich. orchard Friday

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, will hold a campaign rally Friday in Oakland County.The pair will speak around noon at Long Family Orchard, Farm and Cider Mill... more »

Loss of crop forces farm market closure

Motman Greenhouse just outside of Allendale, Mich., will not open this fall because much of the apple crop was killed, a family member told Fox 17 News.A family member was spotted painting a sign along... more »

Full picture: 2012 apple crop smaller than last year

The size of the 2012 U.S. apple crop will be 202.1 million bushels, according to the U.S. Apple Association (USApple). That estimate was given during the association’s annual Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference held... more »

2012 apple crop down 10 percent from last year

The U.S. Apple Association has announced its estimate of the size of the 2012 U.S. apple crop: 202.1 million bushels.That estimate is about 10 million bushels greater than USDA’s recent estimate. It’s down by 10... more »

USDA forecasts size of 2012 apple crop

USDA has released its forecast of the size of the 2012 U.S. apple crop: 192 million bushels. That’s down 14 percent from the 2011 crop of 224 million bushels.Washington state, the top producer, had a... more »

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