Fruits

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 »

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 »

Michigan Processed Apple Prices Released

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers Marketing Committee has negotiated the following minimum prices for Michigan processing apples for the 2004 apple crop: Jonathan 2-1/2 inches and up $10.25/cwt. Spy and Ida Red 2-1/2 inches and... more »

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