Apples

US apple holdings up 17% from same period a year ago

The U.S. Apple Association has released the November 2019 edition of Market News. This is the first report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey, reported by Mark Seetin, director, regulatory and industry affairs... more »

Even in Iowa, apple growers feel trickle down impact of tariffs

This season’s apple crop is expected to be the ninth largest in history. And a bountiful harvest is often good news. But because of increasing tariffs this year, some smaller apple farmers are worried not... more »

Forecast: Decline in Canadian apple production as a result of adverse weather

The United States will remain the largest exporter of fresh apples, pears and table grapes to the Canadian market in MY 2019/20. FAS/Ottawa forecasts Canadian production of apples to be down 4% in MY 2019/20... more »

Maine’s ‘own Apple Whisperer’ honored

Northeast grower John Bunker was recently hailed as Maine’s own “Apple Whisperer” for his work preserving old apple cultivars. Maine Governor Janet Mills and Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal honored Bunker... more »

Virtue Cider installs 200 solar panels at orchard

Virtue Cider, a Michigan-based cidermaker recently installed a 78-kilowatt (kW) solar array next to its cider houses. The new installation means half of its purchased electricity will be coming from renewable sources and is equivalent... more »

North Bay Produce voluntarily recalls fresh apples due to health risk

North Bay Produce of Traverse City, Michigan is voluntarily recalling 2,297 cases and two bulk bins of fresh apples due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which... more »

New York-grown apples handpicked for TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York City Marathon will again partner with New York Apple Association (NYAA) as this year’s official sponsor to provide New York state-grown apples at the finish line, at several related events, and... more »

Testing cider cultivars

Michigan State University graduate student Chris Gottschalk heads up a project assessing current known cider apple cultivars for productivity and cider use in Michigan. A collection of apple trees includes 70 total hard cider cultivars,... more »


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