Apples

USApple talks labor with Secretary of Agriculture, Labor Secretary

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) entered into some high-level meetings with Washington, DC, officials, including the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, about the difficult topic of labor. On May 20, Jim Bair, USApple president and CEO,... more »

FIRA USA to showcase ag robotics in northern California

The FIRA USA ag robotics conference returns to California. Ag robotics is the focus of a fall northern California FIRA USA farm automation conference. FIRA USA is returning and is set to provide a convergence... more »

USDA to purchase more processed apple products

USDA is taking another major bite of Michigan’s apple backlog, adding to their previous $40 million purchase of processed apple products thanks to its history of working with the Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association (MACMA).... more »

Record organic sales reported for 2023

Organic product sales are increasing and in the U.S., have hit a record, according to a report. Sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a record for the sector. Dollar sales for... more »

Wilbur-Ellis shows FFA leaders ag career opportunities

Wilbur-Ellis hosted a tour of its Woodland South, California location,  where more than 50 members of the California FFA learned about career opportunities in food production and agriculture. The “Day in the Life” tour featured... more »

Apple storage increases

Apple holdings for May have increased by a third. Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported higher this May from the previous May, according to a May 10 report from the U.S. Apple Association's USAppleTracker... more »

Registration opens for USApple Outlook

Registration has opened for USApple’s Outlook 2024 crop production and outlook conference. The event is scheduled for Aug. 14-16 in Chicago. It is designed to allow participants to connect and collaborate with leaders from every... more »

AgroFresh hosts Washington postharvest academy

Apples are the centerpiece of an AgroFresh Solutions May 8 event in Washington state. Together with recently acquired Pace International, AgroFresh is planning to host the 2024 Post-Harvest Academy in Cle Elum, Washington. The invitation-only... more »

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