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USApple launches 2023 Apples4Ed grant program

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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 CEO urges Senate action on Farm Workforce Modernization Act

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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.

USApple projects 2022-23 crop at 10.7 billion pounds, up 2.7% from last season

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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.

U.S. Apple Association’s NextGen kicks off silent auction

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The U.S. Apple Association’s NextGen fellows today kicked off a silent auction to benefit USApple’s school nutrition grant program, Apples4Ed.

Biden signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act

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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

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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.