Apples

Fresh Holdings up 30 Percent for January

The U.S. apple industry produced a large crop in 2004 and generated strong apple movement through December. Total apple movement in December was almost 16 percent above the five-year average for that time of year... more »

Taiwan Bans U.S. Apple Shipments

After finding a codling moth larva in a shipment from the United States in mid-December, Taiwan has banned apple shipments from the United States. The codling moth larva was found Dec. 19 in a shipment... more »

December Apple Holdings up 26 Percent

The 2004 apple crop continues to shine in terms of quantity and quality, both of which are having a noticeable impact on the market. While apple holdings are up over previous years, the industry also... more »

Kenton Kidd Announces Retirement from California Apple Commission

Kenton Kidd, president of the California Apple Commission, has announced his retirement and will officially step down from his role April 1. Kidd has been involved in the industry since the early 1960s. He officially... more »

Apple Production Up 12.9 Percent

The value of Washington's agricultural production for 2003 reached a near record $5.75 billion, 3.1 percent above 2002, according to the USDA Washington Agricultural Statistics Service (WASS). The record stands at $5.88 billion, which was... more »

Stemilt, Pepin Heights Team Up to Market Apples

Two companies, each experts in apple marketing, growing, packing and shipping, are combining their similar backgrounds and separate expertise to promote apple varieties, including Honeycrisp. Stemilt, based in Wenatchee, Wash., and Pepin Heights Orchards, located... more »

U.S. Apple Crop Estimated 9 Percent Above 2003

The U.S. apple crop is predicted to be up 9 percent over 2003's crop, according to Aug. 1 estimates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).The crop is forecast to be 223 million bushels –... more »

Michigan Apple Committee Named New Officers

The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) has named Bryan Bixby, of Berrien Springs, Mich., as chairman and Julia Hersey, of Casnovia, Mich., as vice chairwoman. At the August board meeting, the seven-member board unanimously voted Bixby... more »

Improved Crop Insurance Program Available to Apple Growers

Growers will have the opportunity to insure 2005 crop apples under a new, improved crop insurance policy, but it is important that decisions are made quickly as the sign up deadline is Nov. 20. The... more »

Congress Approves Tree Disaster Assistance for Growers

Before the end of its last session, Congress approved a $2.9 billion dollar farm disaster aid package with at least $20 million targeted to the federal tree assistance program (TAP). These TAP funds will be... more »


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