USApple Launches New In-Depth Apple Outlook Report

2022-23 Production Will Exceed 10.7 Billion Pounds

Chicago (August 18, 2022)— 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. USApple’s “Industry Outlook 2022” provides the most up-to-date data and … Continued

USApple’s Bair Attends White House Ocean Shipping Bill Signing

Falls Church, Va. (June 16, 2022)—U.S. Apple President and CEO Jim Bair attended a signing ceremony today at the White House for the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. Apple leaders from across the U.S. have long advocated for an overhaul to ocean shipping laws to help clear port blockages and prevent foreign ocean carriers from leaving … Continued

President Biden to Nominate Chief Ag Trade Negotiator Well-known to USApple

Falls Church, Va. (June 8, 2022)—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. McKalip is well-known to USApple and its leaders, including speaking at a USApple Leadership Luncheon during the organization’s … Continued

USApple Takes Up Call to End Costly Tariffs

Falls Church, Va. (May 26, 2022)—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. In a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, the groups … Continued

USApple Launches Online Game to Show the Importance of Labor

Falls Church, Va. (March 9, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association today launched Apple Quest, an online game that informs players about the important role apple laborers play in the U.S. economy and the need for a stable, legal and reliable workforce. The throwback, 8-bit single-player game is at www.USAppleQuest.com. Apple production—growing, pruning, harvesting and packing—is highly labor-intensive. The … Continued

Statement on Easing of Tariffs on EU Imports

Statement by Jim Bair,President & CEO U.S. Apple AssociationRe: Easing of Tariffs on EU ImportsNovember 2, 2021 “This weekend’s announcement that the Biden Administration will ease tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union should be congratulated as good news. Hopefully this will be the first step in helping reclaim market share for … Continued

Many Apple Businesses Will be Left Out of COVID-19 Assistance Program

Falls Church, Va. (Sept. 9, 2021)— 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. The $700 million Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant program is intended to support businesses that incurred worker housing and transportation costs, as well as personal … Continued

USApple Launches New In-Depth Apple Outlook Report

Chicago (August 19, 2021)—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. Considering these opportunities, and despite a challenging 18 months, apple production is … Continued