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 »

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 »

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