Chlorpyrifos Backgrounder

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 Publishes Pollinator BMPs for Apples

Falls Church, Va. (March 21, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association today released its new publication, Pollinator Best Management Practices for Apples. The publication, created in partnership with the Honey Bee Health Coalition, can be viewed and downloaded here.  Apples are an important pollinator-dependent crop grown for commercial production on 295,000 acres in the U.S. As growers respond to greater demands … 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

USApple Kicks Off 126th Annual Outlook Conference in Chicago

Chicago (August 19, 2021)—The U.S. Apple Association today kicked off its 126th annual Outlook Conference in Chicago. The in-person, two-day meeting will showcase growers, apple business leaders, and a full range of high-profile speakers and topics. USApple is one of the first agriculture associations to resume in-person conferences since COVID-19 began. “Outlook attendance numbers show … Continued

USApple Board Green-Lights In-Person Annual Outlook Conference

Falls Church, Va. (May 20, 2021)—The U.S. Apple Association Board of Directors this week gave an enthusiastic go-ahead to hold the organization’s annual conference in-person this summer. The 126th Annual Crop and Outlook Marketing Conference will take place August 19-20 In Chicago. The two-day meeting will showcase diverse speakers and topics, growers and apple business … Continued

Meet the A-Team

At USApple, we think of our members as superhuman, because growing and distributing a supply of fresh apples and apple products that are available year-round anywhere in the world is truly incredible.  Today, we’re celebrating not just the science, technology and strategy behind that mission—but also the people who know how to make it all … Continued

Arctic® Apples Backgrounder

USApple Arctic® Backgrounder The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved five varieties of Arctic® apples for commercial production: Arctic® Golden, Arctic® Granny, Arctic® Fuji, Arctic® Gala and, Arctic® Honey. Arctic brand apples are a product of biotechnology.  In the U.S., for a biotech trait to be commercialized it must receive approval from the USDA that it is safe to release … Continued

Chlorpyrifos Backgrounder

Several years ago, environmental groups petitioned EPA to revoke all tolerances for chlorpyrifos due to alleged impacts on drinking water and human health. The claims were largely based on a series of epidemiological studies that could not be substantiated or replicated, and were contradicted by actual monitoring data from sources such as the Washington State … Continued