Senate Passage of USMCA

Following a Turbulent Year, the Apple Industry Looks to Rebound, Says USApple

Falls Church, Va. (August 21, 2020)—Following a shaky year, including COVID-19 market losses, the apple industry is cautiously optimistic, said U.S. Apple Association President and CEO Jim Bair today at the industry’s 125th Annual Crop and Outlook Marketing Conference. The virtual two-day meeting showcased growers, apple business leaders, and diverse speakers and topics, including Bair’s State of … Continued

USApple, National Apple Industry Appeal for CFAP Funding; USDA Analysis Flawed, Says Groups

June 16, 2020 (Falls Church, Va.)—The U.S. Apple Association, joined by apple organizations across the nation, today urged the Agriculture Department to reconsider growers for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) funding. According to the groups, USDA’s analysis that determined apple prices and grower eligibility is fatally flawed and does not match the reality of what … Continued

Growers Urge Sec. Perdue to Consider Tree Fruit in CARES ACT Funding; USApple Launches COVID-19 Resource Site

Falls Church, Va. (April 13, 2020)—In an effort led by the U.S. Apple Association and Northwest Horticultural Council, tree fruit organizations are urging Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to consider the unique circumstances of growers during allocation of CARES Act funding. A letter sent to Sec. Perdue by a coalition of national, state and regional tree … Continued

Apple Tree Insurance Program Video

A video on the new apple tree crop insurance policy is now available below. The video was produced by the AgriLogic consulting group, who worked with USApple on the development of the policy. It provides an overview of the new policy, coverages and basic terms and conditions. Apple Tree Overview from AgriLogic Consulting on Vimeo.

Agriculture Workforce Coalition’s 3/17/20 Letter

The following is a letter from the Agriculture Workforce Coalition on behalf of numerous agricultural councils and associations regarding the suspension of regular visa processing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. March 17, 2020 The Honorable Mike Pompeo Secretary U.S. Department of State 2201 C St NW, Washington, DC 20520  Dear Secretary Pompeo:  We are writing to express deep concern … Continued

Food Safety & the Early Science of Toxicology

My family met up over the holidays in Salzburg. We mostly stuck together as a family, but on the last day we agreed each could go their own way to see something of particular interest to them. Some went in search of Sound of Music filming locations; others went to famous Austrian coffee houses. I … Continued

USMCA Signing

Statement by Jim Bair, President & CEO “Locking in our two largest export markets is a sorely-needed win for apple growers across the U.S. The U.S. Apple Association commends President Trump for signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). “The USMCA is significant for the U.S. Apple Association and its members as Mexico and Canada represent … Continued

Senate Passage of USMCA

Statement by Jim Bair, President & CEO “U.S. apple growers across the nation today are applauding the Senate for getting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) over the finish line with overwhelming bipartisan support. Senate passage of the USMCA is significant for the U.S. Apple Association and its members as Mexico and Canada represent our top … Continued