Appointments set for Michigan cherry, tree fruit and beverage groups

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee, Michigan Tree Fruit Commission and the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. Michigan Cherry Committee Paul D. Hubbell, of Williamsburg, is the owner... more »

Apples in storage at 103.3M, 14% more than a year ago

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

Al Dietrich named Michigan Pomesters Fruit Person of the Year

The Michigan Pomesters co-hosted a reception with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association during the International Fruit Tree Association annual meeting in mid-February in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The social event was held in lieu of the... more »

Applewood Fresh Growers president resigns to start consulting firm

Applewood Fresh Growers LLC of Sparta, Michigan, on March 4 announced that Nicholas Mascari has decided to step down as president and minority owner effective March 3, 2020. According to a news release, Mascari will be... more »

Several recognized for excellence in the cider industry

Since CiderCon 2015, the American Cider Association has bestowed industry honors on deserving partners. The association uses its awards as an opportunity to highlight individuals and businesses helping the cider category grow. The scope has expanded... more »

AgroFresh provides insights on US apple consumer trends

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has launched a consumer research series called AgroFresh Consumer Intelligence to identify key factors defining purchase decision-making criteria for fresh produce consumers. The first study, commissioned by AgroFresh and conducted by an... more »

Rockit Apple featured at 2020 South By Southwest Festival

The Rockit Apple, a miniature-sized apple grown for snacking, is making an appearance at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Wellness Expo taking place March 14-15 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas. Thousands of... more »

Write-off of funds owed to Michigan fund by Cherry Growers Inc. reported

The state of Michigan is out nearly $2.3 million after it ran out of options to recoup a performance-based grant from a northern Michigan company that went under. According to a report by, the... more »

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