Michigan apple growers challenged by chaotic market

The stark impact of trade tariffs and other challenges facing the U.S. apple industry were reflected during the Michigan Processing Apple Growers’ annual meeting held March 12 near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Michigan Processing Apple Growers'... more »

APHIS suspends pre-clearance program for New Zealand apples, pears

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announce April 6 the temporary suspension of the pre-clearance program for apples and pears from New Zealand. While APHIS is unable to send... more »

US apple holdings reported 15% above totals from a year ago

The U.S. Apple Association has released  the April 2020 edition of Market News. This is the sixth report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on April 1, 2020, totaled... more »

Blake’s Hard Cider producing hand sanitizer for healthcare outlets, public

Blake’s Hard Cider of Armada, Michigan, is the latest distillery to begin producing hand sanitizer to meet the increased demand and need. Starting April 8, the family-owned and operated craft cidery has outfitted its cannery... more »

Superfresh Growers: US apple sales volume up 22.3% in March

Americans are stocking up on apples as they contend with the COVID-19 crisis, especially Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji and Granny Smith. Consumers are favoring packaged apples, which jumped up 34% in volume in the last four... more »

Spring 2020 Michigan State University Tree Fruit Webinar Series scheduled

The Spring 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) Tree Fruit Webinar Series will include presentations on pest management and horticultural topics as well as time for attendees to ask questions. The webinars are free of charge... more »

Ranier Fruit, with T&G Global, donate apples to local schools amid quarantine

In light of national, state and local quarantines related to the coronavirus, Selah, Washingotn-based Rainier Fruit and marketing partner T&G Global have donated more than 12,000 apples and 26,000 plastic bags to the Selah School... more »

Stoller has organic product to control invasive spotted lanternfly

Stoller USA, a plant health company, announced the addition of the spotted lanternfly to the Golden Pest Spray Oil label for conventional and organic use on the spotted lanternfly egg masses before they hatch. Spotted... more »

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