U.S. apple holdings down from last November

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported down this year from the previous November, according to a Nov. 14 report from the U.S. Apple Association. According to USApple, fresh apple holdings on Nov. 1 totaled... more »

Rice Fruit’s Brenda Briggs heads USApple’s board

The U.S. Apple Association has named Brenda Briggs of Rice Fruit Co. chair of its board of directors for its 2022-23 term. She has served on USApple’s board since 2018, most recently as vice chair.... more »

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Total U.S. apple production for the 2022-23 fiscal year is forecast to be more than 255 million bushels or 10.7 billion pounds. The predicted volume represents a 2.7% increase compared to last year’s production and... more »

U.S. Apple: ocean shipping reform a step in the right direction

U.S. Apple President and CEO Jim Bair attended the signing ceremony at the White House for the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. President Joe Biden signed the legislation on June 16. Apple leaders across the U.S.... more »

Apples in storage tracking about 11% higher than in 2021

There were 44.4 million bushels of apples in storage on June 1, according to the U.S. Apple Association, which is 10.7% more than a year ago. The association’s monthly USAppleTracker report, released June 10, shows... more »

USApple Outlook conference speakers set

USApple’s annual Outlook conference will feature speakers representing retail, transportation, marketing, the apple association and banking. The speakers are: Tom Barnes, CEO of Category Partners; Chris Gerlach, director of industry analytics for USApple; Leslie McGranahan,... more »

U.S. Apple supports Biden choice of ag trade negotiator

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Doug McKalip as chief agricultural trade negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. U.S. Apple Association President and CEO Jim Bair (right) and... more »

U.S. Apple awards Apples4Education grants

The U.S. Apple Association has awarded Apples4Education grants to four schools around the nation for the 2022-23 school year. Each $4,000 grant provides supplemental student nutrition and exposes students to a wider variety of fresh... more »

New York Apple Sales’ innovation drives growing

Effectively working with growers, embracing technology and marketing its products in new ways are key elements to the success of New York Apple Sales. The emergence of newer generations should also influence the future of... more »

USApple publishes pollinator BMPs for apples

The U.S. Apple Association released March 21 its new publication, Pollinator Best Management Practices for Apples. The publication, created in partnership with the Honey Bee Health Coalition, can be viewed and downloaded here. Apples are an... more »

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