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USApple says production, exports up for 2019 crop

- General News
The 2019 apple crop was the sixth largest crop in history, said the U.S. Apple Association today at the organization’s 125th Annual Crop and Outlook Marketing Conference.

USApple announces staff promotions

- General News
The U.S. Apple Association today announced the promotions of Jessa Allen to Vice President of Membership and Events and Tracy Grondine to Vice President of Communications.

USApple hires director of industry analytics

- General News
The U.S. Apple Association today announced that Christopher Gerlach will join the organization as Director of Industry Analytics. Gerlach has a wealth of experience in public policy research and economic analysis for large, mission-driven organizations.

USDA reverses decision, includes apples in grower assistance program

- General News
The U.S. Apple Association is extremely pleased with the correction issued today by the Agriculture Department to its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

U.S.-China trade deal delivers some produce wins

- General News
The United States and China signed a trade agreement today that should improve access for U.S. fruit and vegetable exporters. Overall, China agreed to buy $200 billion worth of U.S. exports in the first two years of this first phase of the deal.

U.S. apple holdings up 14 percent from last year

- General News

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 104.0 million bushels on January 1, 2020, are 14 percent greater …

Projections show a manageable apple crop

- Produce Blueprints

Apple production in the United States runs from coast to coast with nearly three dozen states …

USApple’s Bair urges USMCA passage

- General News
While not all growers export, trade is critical to the future of the entire industry.  If those apples don’t find homes overseas they flood the domestic market, leading to supply issues that impact everyone’s bottom line.

Apple growers brace for new round of Chinese tariffs

- General News
U.S. apple growers are bracing for another round of retaliatory tariffs from China, the U.S. Apple Association said Aug 28.. The country has said it will begin unleashing new tariffs on a wide range of U.S. goods, including an additional 10 percent on apples for a total of 60 percent, beginning Sept. 1.

Top USDA trade official to USApple: trade must be “Free, Fair and Reciprocal”

- General News
Free, fair and reciprocal trade for U.S. agriculture was the resounding message from Agriculture Under Secretary Ted McKinney at the U.S. Apple Association’s 2019 Outlook and Marketing Conference in Chicago. McKinney spoke at the 124th annual meeting of apple growers and businesses about the importance of a “two-way street” in trading partnerships.