Several recognized for excellence in the cider industry

Since CiderCon 2015, the American Cider Association has bestowed industry honors on deserving partners. The association uses its awards as an opportunity to highlight individuals and businesses helping the cider category grow. The scope has expanded... more »

AgroFresh provides insights on US apple consumer trends

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has launched a consumer research series called AgroFresh Consumer Intelligence to identify key factors defining purchase decision-making criteria for fresh produce consumers. The first study, commissioned by AgroFresh and conducted by an... more »

Rockit Apple featured at 2020 South By Southwest Festival

The Rockit Apple, a miniature-sized apple grown for snacking, is making an appearance at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Wellness Expo taking place March 14-15 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas. Thousands of... more »

Write-off of funds owed to Michigan fund by Cherry Growers Inc. reported

The state of Michigan is out nearly $2.3 million after it ran out of options to recoup a performance-based grant from a northern Michigan company that went under. According to a report by, the... more »

Lifelong innovator gets Golden Apple Award from Ontario fruit and vegetable group

Well-known apple industry innovator Don Peters has been named the 2019 Arysta Golden Apple Award winner. The award was presented posthumously on Feb. 18 at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association annual meeting. Peters,... more »

Washington state is the International Fruit Tree Association destination this summer

Planes filled with tree fruit scientists, producers, nurserymen and other allied industries will be headed to Washington state this summer. For two weeks, the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA), Washington State University / International Society... more »

Michigan Apple Committee working with chef Paul Penney

Michigan Apples are a delicious choice for eating fresh or cooked in your favorite recipes. Chef Paul Penney, who works with the Michigan Apple Committee on in-store demos, conventions and in recipe development, is an... more »

Penn State Extension offers self-paced courses on planning, establishing orchards

Winter months provide the opportunity for fruit growers to plan new orchards with exciting new cultivars and rootstocks. Penn State Extension now offers two online courses on best practices for planning and establishing orchards. Penn... more »

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