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New York Apple Growers Predict a 25 Million Bushel Harvest

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) announced its annual crop prediction is 25 million bushels for the fall harvest, a crop virtually the same size as last year, with bigger apples on the trees after... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board Sets Preliminary Free, Restricted Percentages

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), the national marketing order for red tart cherries, recommended that the free percentage, net of the Market Growth Factor and accounting for appropriate economic adjustments, be set at 67... more »

Sweet Cherry Production Up 7 Percent

U.S. sweet cherry production is forecast at 268,400 tons, up 7 percent from 2005 but 5 percent below 2004, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Beginning with the 2005 forecast, Pennsylvania was discontinued from... more »

Market Growth Factor is 17 Million Pounds

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), the national marketing order for red tart cherries, convened in Ludington, Mich., Sept. 9 to calculate and recommend the final free and restricted percentages for the current crop year,... more »

CIAB Sets Free, Restricted Percentages for Tart Cherries

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) recommended June 23 that the free percentage for tart cherries be set at 71 and the restricted percentage be set at 29. The CIAB, which administers the national marketing... 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 »

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 »

CIAB Releases Final Tart Cherry Free and Restricted Percentages

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) met Sept. 10 in Portland, Ore., and set the final free and restricted percentages for red tart cherries at 72 percent and 28 percent, respectively. These percentages were determined... 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 »

New York Apple Growers Predict 26.5 Million Bushel Harvest

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) has announced that the predicted New York state apple crop in 2004 will be 26.5 million bushels, a harvest above the state's crop average and nearly on par with... more »


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