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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 »

Arctic apples announces new products in 2021

Summerland, British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, has announced the launch of its new, individually sized 2 oz. package. In addition to the new, more conveniently sized package,... more »

$4.8M multi-state effort aims for easier bud-counting

For years, Cornell University’s Terence Robinson has advised growers to count buds on their apple trees and prune with a specific number of buds in mind. His pitch goes like this: Growers can increase revenue... more »

Field test could detect fruit-rotting diseases months before harvest

A Wenatchee-based Washington State University plant pathologist has developed an improved field test that could help apple and pear growers quickly and affordably detect pathogens that cause postharvest diseases right in their own orchards, weeks or months... more »


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