Updates to hard cider style guidelines released

The United States Association of Cider Makers has released an update to its Cider Style Guide, first introduced in summer of 2017. USACM’s original reason for releasing a guide was to unify the language used... more »

Cornell Extension podcast eyes 2018 harvests, NYS impacts

For New York’s farmers, the wet, then dry, then wet 2018 growing season was certainly a challenging one. How did those conditions affect the quantity, look and taste of apples, grapes, vegetables and other locally... more »

Additions made to Washington Apple Commission board

The Washington Apple Commission has two new members and three reappointed members on its board of directors. The commissioners, who were elected for a three-year term, are: Jorge Sanchez – Dealer, Position 1 Miles Kohl... more »

Kropf to lead Michigan State Horticultural Society

The Michigan State Horticultural Society’s (MSHS) next president is an advocate for research and early adoption of new growing practices. Fourth-generation apple grower Chris Kropf will serve a one-year term as president of the MSHS... more »

Dec. 1 fresh apple inventories at 103.3 million bushels

The U.S. Apple Association's December 2018 edition of Market News has been released.  This is the second report on the 2018 apple crop.  According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on Dec. 1,... more »

World apple, pear production drops on China losses

The United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service issued its biannual report, published in June and December, including data on U.S.and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade... more »

Cosmic Crisp launch to be ‘largest in apple history’

The team that made the popular Pink Lady brand apple a household name is gearing up to make apple history once again, this time with the variety sold under the brand Cosmic Crisp. Proprietary Variety... more »

Conklin woman crowned 2019 Michigan Apple Queen

Celeste LeMieux of Conklin, Michigan, has been crowned the 2019 Michigan Apple Queen. Lauren Freeland of Kent City, Michigan, is first runner-up. LeMieux is the daughter of David and Ann LeMieux, and is a student... more »

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