Apples

Three new sections for Michigan Apple Retail Dietitian Kit available

The Michigan Apple Committee has released new sections for their Retail Dietitian Kit to continue to assist retailers with educating their customers about the health benefits of regular apple consumption. “Our official dietitian, Shari Steinbach,... more »

Total number of apples in storage on Jan. 1 is 8.4% less than year ago

The January 2021 edition of the U.S. Apple Association's Market News is now available. This is the third report on the 2020 apple crop. According to the survey, this year's fresh apple holdings on Jan.... more »

Finger Lakes’ Apple Barrel Orchards shifts to next generation

A new generation of family owners will lead Apple Barrel Orchards into the next century. Michael and Allison Hiller purchased the farm market and a sizable portion of the land in the Finger Lakes Region... more »

CiderCon 2021 will debut as a virtual conference in February

The American Cider Association will mark  the return of its annual global cider conference –  CiderCon – taking place Feb. 3-5. In its 11th year, CiderCon is taking advantage of the opportunity to debut a... more »

American Cider Association launches second annual Dry Cider January

The American Cider Association (ACA) is once again launching its month long campaign called Dry Cider January to celebrate ciders containing 0 grams of residual sugar. The ACA hosts a dry cidery directory on their... more »

Equitable labor certification the highlight of Rainier’s year

  An unprecedented year highlighted innovation and integrity at Rainier Fruit Company that lead to groundbreaking and industry-setting standards. “I am extremely proud of the accomplishments we have made in 2020,” said Blake Belknap, vice... more »

Cornell apple breeder named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

For her work in developing new varieties that foster the growth of the apple industry, the National Academy of Inventors recently awarded the distinction of NAI Fellow to Susan Brown, Herman M. Cohn Professor Agriculture... more »

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act passed

On Dec. 21, Congress passed permanent federal excise tax reform for the nation’s cideries, meaderies, wineries, breweries and distilleries. The tax reform measures for alcohol producers were originally introduced on a two-year basis in 2017... more »


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