Apples

CMI Orchards is WAEF Volunteer Organization of the Year

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards has been announced as the 2020 Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Volunteer Organization of the Year. Annually, the non-profit WAEF recognizes an organization for their efforts to make a difference through... more »

Spotted lanternfly found in Jefferson County, Ohio

A population of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) has been found in Mingo Junction just south of Steubenville, Ohio, along the Ohio River. The initial report came from a resident who spotted a dead adult... more »

Ambrosia Gold apples deliver ‘Midas touch’ for category performance

After more than a decade of robust category performance in the U.S., Wenatchee, Washington-based Ambrosia continues to hold its position as one of America’s favorite apples. Hungry shoppers can seek out Ambrosia year-round in more... more »

Kevin Maloney: Developing seriously good apples at Cornell AgriTech

Kevin Maloney is a research specialist who works in the apple breeding program at Cornell AgriTech, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Maloney has worked on the Geneva campus for 35 years, where he... more »

Michigan farm ordered to stop processing, selling cider due to mill conditions

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has ordered Pica Farms, located at 64205 66th St., in Hartford, to stop all cider production and distribution (retail and wholesale) due to insanitary conditions that... more »

Arctic apples concludes 2020 with largest harvest to date

Summerland, British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, announced the completion of the 2020 Arctic apple harvest, its largest to date. According to a news release, the apples were... more »

USApple donates to emergency feeding program for school children

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) announced Oct. 27 it has donated funding from its grant program, Apples4Ed, to the School Nutrition Foundation’s “Help Feed School Kids Now!” emergency feeding campaign. According to a news release,... more »

New York state takes the Big Apple Crunch Challenge

Take the Crunch Challenge this year as part of the eighth annual Big Apple Crunch, which inspires folks to buy a New York State apple during harvest to help support local agriculture and family farms. "New... more »

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