Spotted Lanternfly Preparedness Conference set

The University of Massachusetts Extension has scheduled a "Spotted Lanternfly Conference" for Feb. 7 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Milford, Massachusetts. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., will focus on the spotted... more »

EverCrisp named H-E-B January Apple-of-the-Month

H-E-B, a leading Texas retailer that operates more than 350 stores under the H-E-B name and nine Central Market Banners, has designated EverCrisp as tits January apple-of-the-month. The MAIA-1 apple variety, marketed as EverCrisp, combines... more »

Report: Retaliatory tariffs hitting apples, cherries hard

A Dec. 31 report from the Congressional Research Service  outlined the impact of retaliatory trade tariffs on U.S. agricultural products. Apples and cherries are among the commodities hardest hit, the report indicates. Called “Profiles and Effects... more »

Matson Fruit grows generational apple legacy In Washington state

The Matson family is credited with coming up with the 850-pound apple bin, but decades later, their willingness to try something different is again attracting attention from other growers. One year ago, Matson Fruit finished... more »

Researchers refine growing techniques for Cosmic Crisp trees

Washington state researchers are refining their suggested best practices for growing Cosmic Crisp apples. Apples from the WA 38 cultivar – a copyrighted cross of Enterprise and Honeycrisp – will be sold under the Cosmic... more »

Growing better apple trees researched by Cornell students

Graduate students based at Cornell AgriTech are reimagining the future of food and agriculture systems as they work to improve the health of the people, environment and economy of New York state and beyond. Our... more »

Cornell helps hard cider industry press its popularity

Hard cider is booming across the country as more consumers turn to fermented beverages made from apples and pears. But as the drinks become more popular and producers rush to fill the market, entrepreneurs are... more »

Apple products top USDA’s procurement program buys

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Commodity Procurement Program (CPP), is currently soliciting and awarding the first round of contracts for the Food Purchase and Distribution Program (FPDP). This will be a continuing effort throughout Fiscal... more »

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