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Biden signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act

- General News
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.

USApple supports USTR ag trade negotiator nominee

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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.

USApple joins ag groups on battle with tariffs

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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.

Retaliatory tariffs keep hammering apples

- General News
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.

USApple: Many apple businesses will be left out of COVID-19 assistance program

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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.

USApple elects board chair for 2021-22

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The U.S. Apple Association has named a new chair to lead its board of directors. Michigan grower Chris Alpers of RedPath Orchards and Alpers Farms will serve the 2021-22 term.

USApple forecasts 2021-22 production over 11 billion pounds, up 2.7% on last year

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the apple industry up and down the supply chain, it has also presented unique opportunities, according to a new report released by the U.S. Apple Association today at the organization’s 126th annual Outlook Conference.

President Biden visits Michigan apple orchard

- General News
During a stop in Northern Michigan this weekend President Biden visited grower and former Young Apple Leader Juliette King McAvoy of King Orchards in Central Lake.

USApple says production, exports up for 2019 crop

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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

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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.