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SweeTangos hit retail shelves after Labor Day

SweeTango apple growers and packers are universally singing the praises of this year’s crop, and urging retailers to place orders now to take advantage of the brand’s marketing plans. Fruit will start shipping right after... more »

Hut! Hut! SnapDragon! New York apple variety aligns with Buffalo Bills

SnapDragon is the official apple variety of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. The apple, developed in New York at Cornell University, is grown by more than 150 farmers in the state. “The Buffalo Bills organization is... more »

USDA predicts slight growth in 2022 fresh, processing apple crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting the 2022 apple crop to increase 3% from 2021 production, despite an anticipated dip in Washington volume because of a wet, windy and colder than usual spring. New... more »

N.Y. strawberry crop flourishing this season

New York State strawberries are flourishing this year, thanks to a cool, rainy early spring that produced prime conditions for budding plants. Farmers in the state are reporting bumper crops of the berries, some measuring... more »

NYAA features growers in award-winning ad

A New York Apple Association commercial featuring New York apple growers won a prestigious bronze Telly Award. The Telly Awards recognize video and television content across all screens. More than 200 judges from advertising agencies,... more »

New York apple growers star in marketing push

New York apple growers turned out in force for a marketing push designed to help consumers connect with the producers themselves. A video shoot was organized by the New York Apple Association (NYAA). The footage... more »

New York growers forecast growth for 2018 apple harvest

The New York Apple Association’s (NYAA) forecasts New York apple growers will produce 31 million 42-lb. cartons of apples this fall, an estimate that is up slightly over last year and on par with the... more »

New York State Agricultural Experiment Station renamed ‘Cornell AgriTech’

Cornell AgriTech will be the new name of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station run by  Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station has long been... more »

Cool springs set well with fruit tree growers

Stable springs without hard frosts are sitting well for fruit tree growers around the country. In Washington state, growers are set up for a good growing season. “A great spring where it isn’t too hot... more »

Tart cherry volume regulation proposed for 2017–18 crop

A proposed volume regulation for U.S. tart cherries produced during 2017-18 crop year would restrict the way the cherries can be marketed. The USDA’s proposed rule would be under the marketing order for tart cherries... more »

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