Apples

Unruly cider apples can be tamed

Apples prized by cider makers for their high levels of tannins and acids are difficult to grow, with tendencies to biennial growing and other undesirable growing characteristics. A new set of studies from Cornell University... more »

Profits in the picture despite challenges for Northwest agriculture

Northwest Farm Credit Services, a Northwest agricultural lending cooperative, has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in the region. Northwest FCS teams throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington... more »

Cornell AgriTech online course makes hard cider easier

When the pandemic shut down in-person learning in 2020, Cornell AgriTech took those lemons and turned them into hard apple cider. AgriTech began offering a cider-making course at its Geneva, New York, campus in 2009... more »

CMI report shows key sales opportunities for branded apples

A special CatStat (category statistics) report looking at data from Nielson Answers, total U.S. for the 52-week period ending Nov. 27, 2021, paints an opportune landscape for branded apple promotions as strong category builders. Rochelle... more »

USApple hires Mitchell Liwanag as manager of association services

The U.S. Apple Association announced Dec. 15 Mitchell Liwanag will join the organization as manager of association services. Liwanag brings a background of agriculture and association management experience to the role. His portfolio will include... more »

Washington Apple Commission reappoints members to board

The Washington Apple Commission has welcomed five reappointed members to the board of directors. The commissioners, who were elected for a three-year term, are: Dave Robison (reappointed) – Grower, District 1 Michael Roche (reappointed) –... more »

CiderCon 2022 to be held in Virginia from Feb. 1-4, 2022

The American Cider Association is pleased to announced that CiderCon 2022 will take place in Richmond, Virginia from Feb. 1-4, 2022. With tours, tastings, educational workshops, demos and more, CiderCon’s return to an in-person event... more »

Aubrey Rasch crowned 2022 Michigan Apple Queen

Aubrey Rasch of Lowell, Michigan, has been crowned the 2022 Michigan Apple Queen. Reaghan Dolphin of Gowen, Michigan, is first runner-up. Rasch is the daughter of Duane and Deborah Rasch, and is a student at... more »

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