The Voice of the Apple Industry

Become a Member

By the numbers, the U.S. apple industry is a key economic driver, with more than 10 billion pounds of apples grown each year on average. The apple industry is responsible for 150,000 jobs, more than $8 billion in total wages, and an economic output of $23 billion.  


The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is a member-driven association that represents this impressive industry. Our membership encompasses 26,000 apple growers, nearly 40 state and regional apple associations, and more than 3,700 apple-related companies. 

USApple Member Benefits Include:

USApple’s Outlook Conference Is a Must-Attend Event

Connect and collaborate with leaders from every area of the apple industry

  • Production
  • Packing
  • Processing
  • Suppliers


Enjoy information from diverse speakers on a variety of topics

  • Retail Trends
  • Issues Impacting the Industry
  • Global Crop Forecast


Outlook attendees can use Core Connect for Networking

  • Profile-Matching
  • Scheduling Tools for Onsite Meetings
  • Confidential Contact Info

USApple’s In-Depth Industry Outlook Report

An annual deep dive into the business of apples in the U.S. and beyond 

  • Overview of U.S. Apple Production 
  • Crop Volume and Value Each Year 
  • Export and Import Data 
  • Varietal/Regional Analyses 
  • Movement forecasts 
  • International Market Outlook

USApple’s Annual Capitol Hill Day

Convene with other apple leaders in Washington D.C. 

  • Meet with Congressional Officers 
  • Introduce National Issues of Concern 
  • Support the Apple Industry 

USApple Advocacy Efforts to Support the Apple Industry

Representation on federal policy and regulatory issues  

  • A seat at the table with Congress and the Administration 
  • Nationwide Network of Apple Advocates 
  • Coalitions with Produce and Agriculture Groups 


Work to resolve concerns with:  

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food and Drug Administration 
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
  • U.S. Trade Representative 

All the Apple Industry Information and Resources You Need

From reports to extensive databases of apple-related news and information 

  • Newton – a One-Stop-Shop for Apple Data 
  • Apple Bites – Bi-Weekly E-Newsletter with Apple Industry Updates 
  • USAppleTracker – Storage reports for both fresh and processed apples, EU inventory, export data, and more.  
  • Member Alerts – timely industry information 
  • Membership Database 
  • Annual Outlook Conference Every August 

USApple’s Communications Support

Putting forward a collective industry voice  

  • Maintain a comprehensive Crisis Communications plan 
  • Execute ongoing social media campaigns 
  • Field media inquires and ensure accurate reporting about the industry 
  • Develop talking points and backgrounders  

NextGen Fellows Program

Emerging apple industry leaders selected annually for a year-long fellowship. 

  • Hands-on experience with legislative issues 
  • Professional development 
  • Mentorship 
  • Networking with industry leaders 
  • Access to alumni network 
  • Community service 


Charitable program to support schools nationwide in promoting healthy student lifestyles. 

  • Empowers students, schools, and communities  
  • Funds healthy lifestyle initiatives in public schools  
  • Provides $5,000 grants to five public schools  

Apple Industry

All firms that handle apples beyond growing, such as packers, shippers, sales agencies, brokers, retailers, importers, exporters, processors, etc. Dues rates are based on the volume of apples grown, packed, processed or sold annually.


Business/supplier engaged with the apple industry but not directly involved in the handling/marketing of apples. Examples include companies which deal in equipment, packaging, crop protection, financial services, nurseries and insurance.


Organizations not directly involved in handling apples, such as trade associations, health and education organizations and institutions, and Chambers of Commerce and other business groups.


Individuals associated with an educational institution or government agency.

Join by Mail

If you’d like, you can join by downloading the USApple membership application and mail it in with payment. Questions? Contact Jessa Allen, Vice President of Membership, at