Hut! Hut! SnapDragon! New York apple variety aligns with Buffalo Bills

SnapDragon is the official apple variety of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. The apple, developed in New York at Cornell University, is grown by more than 150 farmers in the state. “The Buffalo Bills organization is... more »

Michigan Apple Committee: ‘Almost Crunch Time!’

The Michigan Apple Committee aims to continue focus on social media with online engagement programs that seek to increase awareness and consumption of Michigan apples. Specialty Crop Block Grant funding has allowed MAC to develop... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits expands executive team

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Summerland, British Columbia, is expanding its executive team. Daryl Johnston has joined the company as vice president of sales and business development, and Don Westcott was promoted to senior vice president. [caption... more »

Rice Fruit’s Brenda Briggs heads USApple’s board

The U.S. Apple Association has named Brenda Briggs of Rice Fruit Co. chair of its board of directors for its 2022-23 term. She has served on USApple’s board since 2018, most recently as vice chair.... more »

Project seeks history of foraging NY apples for cider

Apple foraging among New York’s cider producers has slowly grown from a grassroots practice to become a regionally important phenomenon. Greg Peck, associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section at Cornell... more »

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Total U.S. apple production for the 2022-23 fiscal year is forecast to be more than 255 million bushels or 10.7 billion pounds. The predicted volume represents a 2.7% increase compared to last year’s production and... more »

FMC Corporation receives EPA registration OK for Altacor eVo

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted FMC Corporation registration for Altacor eVo insect control powered by Rynaxypyr active in fruit and tree nuts. Altacor eVo insect control is a highly concentrated formulation of Rynaxypyr active, the industry... more »

Washington’s fresh apple crop is smaller, but growers optimistic

Washington State’s 2022 fresh apple crop is projected to be 108.7 million 40-pound boxes, a drop of 11.1% drop from the previous crop, according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association. The association released it... more »

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