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Report: U.S. organic produce sales increase

The Organic Produce Network's (OPN) data reveals insights on organic produce sales. Topping $9.6 billion, organic produce sales in the U.S. grew by 1.6% in 2023, while volume declined 0.1%, according to the State of... more »

USApple celebrates Apples4Ed grant winners

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has awarded Apples4Ed grants to five schools from around the nation for the 2023-24 school year. Each $5,000 grant will support initiatives that expose students to a wider variety of... more »

MSU hires farm manager for plant pathology, entomology centers

Michigan State University has hired a new farm manager to oversee its Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch on-campus... more »

USApple talks labor with Secretary of Agriculture, Labor Secretary

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) entered into some high-level meetings with Washington, DC, officials, including the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, about the difficult topic of labor. On May 20, Jim Bair, USApple president and CEO,... more »

USDA to purchase more processed apple products

USDA is taking another major bite of Michigan’s apple backlog, adding to their previous $40 million purchase of processed apple products thanks to its history of working with the Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association (MACMA).... more »

Record organic sales reported for 2023

Organic product sales are increasing and in the U.S., have hit a record, according to a report. Sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a record for the sector. Dollar sales for... more »

Apple storage increases

Apple holdings for May have increased by a third. Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported higher this May from the previous May, according to a May 10 report from the U.S. Apple Association's USAppleTracker... more »

Registration opens for USApple Outlook

Registration has opened for USApple’s Outlook 2024 crop production and outlook conference. The event is scheduled for Aug. 14-16 in Chicago. It is designed to allow participants to connect and collaborate with leaders from every... more »

AgroFresh hosts Washington postharvest academy

Apples are the centerpiece of an AgroFresh Solutions May 8 event in Washington state. Together with recently acquired Pace International, AgroFresh is planning to host the 2024 Post-Harvest Academy in Cle Elum, Washington. The invitation-only... more »

EU ruling favors Pink Lady trademark registration

A European court ruling has favored Pink Lady in its long running trademark registration spat. It has been more than 10 years since Pink Lady America LLP (PLA) filed an application before the European Union... more »

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