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U.S. Apple supports Biden choice of ag trade negotiator

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Doug McKalip as chief agricultural trade negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. U.S. Apple Association President and CEO Jim Bair (right) and... more »

CiderCon 2023 accepting presentation proposals

CiderCon, a premier networking and educational event for the professional cidermaking community, is accepting presentation proposals for CiderCon 2023. The event will take place in Chicago, Illinois from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2023. We... more »

Reducing pesticide risk to bees during fruit crop bloom

Honey bee and bumble bee colonies are being delivered to farms, and wild bees are becoming active during the warm spring weather. These and other flower-visiting pollinators should be protected by minimizing pesticide exposure and... more »

Penn State scientists to explore postharvest fruit rot

Scientists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant of nearly $313,000 to study the effects of postharvest fruit decay. The research is designed to support the mid-Atlantic... more »

WSU sets 2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup Summer Series

Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension has scheduled its 2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup Summer Series with dates in June and July. This year's theme is "Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology." In 2021, WSU Tree Fruit... more »

Hazel Technologies offers second Apple Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc. has opened registration for its 2nd annual Apple Quality Summit. The hour-long event on May 26 will feature presentations focused on preparing the U.S. apple industry for the 2022 season. Scheduled speakers are... more »

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Mark Boyer, the former chair of the U.S. Apple Association board of directors, constantly seeks efficient and accurate ways of producing a profitable apple crop. Boyer is the second-generation owner of Ridgetop Orchards, a grower-packer-... more »

New York Apple Association welcomes Nathaniel Foster

Nathaniel Foster joins the New York Apple Association as account and event manager. He brings 20 years of experience in the grocery industry in retail purchasing and store operations, customer service, and sales and account... more »

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