Statement by Jim Bair, President & CEO, U.S. Apple Association
The U.S. Apple Association has launched its 2023 Apples4Ed initiative—a grant program that supports healthy eating initiatives in public schools across the United States. U
USApple President & CEO Jim Bair spoke at a press conference September 15 on Capitol Hill urging Senate action on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. He joined Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), as well as other agriculture industry leaders as part of the American Business Immigration Coalition.
Despite the challenges of the past two and a half years, the U.S. apple industry is alive and well in 2022, according to a new report released by the U.S. Apple Association today at the organization’s 127th annual Outlook Conference in Chicago.
The U.S. Apple Association’s NextGen fellows today kicked off a silent auction to benefit USApple’s school nutrition grant program, Apples4Ed.
In a rare showing of bipartisan unity, Congress has passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, a bill that was signed by President Joe Biden on Thursday and was welcomed by many business interests, including those in the produce industry.
The U.S. Apple Association today applauded President Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Doug McKalip to be chief agricultural trade negotiator in the White House Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
The U.S. Apple Association today joined more than 40 agriculture and food groups to call for the elimination or reduction of U.S. tariffs being imposed on other countries that in turn are harming U.S. agriculture through retaliatory tariffs.
Jim Bair, President and CEO of the U.S. Apple Association said in a Nov. 8 interview that retaliatory tariffs against apples have been harmful to apple growers, and he’s working to ease this burden.
Many U.S. apple businesses won’t qualify for Critical COVID-relief assistance that was announced today by the Agriculture Department, said the U.S. Apple Association.