Riveridge Produce Marketing expands staff as apple season ramps up

Riveridge Produce Marketing started the past year with a 25 year anniversary and they continue to build momentum in 2015 by adding seasoned produce veterans and industry newcomers with extensive subject matter expertise to nearly... more »

MAC using social media to educate and engage with consumers

The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) launched a social media campaign Sept. 1 with the help of global PR and marketing firm, Weber Shandwick. The campaign will increase Michigan Apples’ online engagement, in an effort to... more »

Project evaluates photoselective netting

It’s affectionately known in some circles of the Washington state research community as the “red, white and blue” project. It has the potential to protect high-value fruit crops from hail, with the added benefit of... more »

Some 1.8 million pounds of apples lost in weekend wildfire

Chelan Fruit, a cooperative of 300 Washington state growers, was devastated by weekend wildfires, the biggest hit being to what is called Plant 1 of its facilities.The Seattle Times has more: Although some orchards had... more »

Committee announces Michigan processing apple prices

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers Marketing Committee has negotiated the following minimum processing apple prices with some processors for the 2015 crop:Ida Red 2.5 inches and up: $14/cwt.Jonathan, Jonagold and Crispin 2.5 inches and up:... more »

USApple announces ‘Buy an Apple, Help a Student’ campaign

This fall, supporting school causes will be as easy as taking a bite out of your favorite apple – thanks to a seasonal consumer education campaign the U.S. apple industry has created to fund classroom... more »

Fruit industry scholarships available in 2015

The Michigan State Horticultural Society and the Michigan Vegetable Council announce the availability of scholarships for students who intend to pursue careers in the Midwest fruit industry or vegetable industry, respectively.The awards are made available... more »

Susan McAleavey Sarlund named new NYAA’s Northeast account manager

Susan McAleavey Sarlund has been named Northeast account manager for the New York Apple Association (NYAA), succeeding her father and New York apple industry icon John McAleavey in that position. McAleavey Sarlund previously served as... more »

Silver leaf of tree fruits

Silver leaf is present in most temperate zone production areas. While it can cause severe and destructive symptoms in some areas of the world, this is rarely the case in Michigan orchards. It is caused... more »

Beekeepers are now ‘farmers’ in Washington state

A new law that defines Washington’s commercial beekeepers as farmers will enable the state to better reap the benefits of healthy bee populations while boosting a critical profession, according to a bee expert at Washington... more »

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