Gala Tops the Charts & Other Harvest Trends to Watch for in 2018

USApple Fly-In Brings Growers Together on Top Policy Issues

On March 13, apple leaders from coast to coast will gather in Washington, D.C. for USApple’s annual Capitol Hill Day.  With a dozen states participating, all facets of the industry will be represented. Top issues to be covered include the importance of trade, particularly maintaining duty-free access to the North American market, implementing the new … Continued

Bloom to Bite: Behind the Scenes of a Delicious Apple

In the United States, you can walk into nearly any grocery store, almost any day of the year, and more often than not, you’ll find a selection of apples. Even though most apples are harvested in just several busy weeks spanning from late summer to early fall, Americans have grown accustomed to having apples available … Continued

How Pesticide Misinformation Leads to More Harm than Good

Many Americans are struggling to incorporate enough healthy food into their daily lives—with just 12.2 percent of adults meeting the CDC’s daily fruit intake recommendation, and only 9.3 percent of adults meeting the recommended daily vegetable intake. In 2016, the CDC reported that about 93.3 million adults were affected by obesity—a major risk factor for many diseases … Continued

Apples4Ed – Catching Up with Past Winners at St. Martin North Elementary

This harvest season, USApple is celebrating another successful year of growing apples by giving back to student communities across the United States and helping to teach healthy habits. We’re proud to partner again with the School Nutrition Association and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture to present Apples4Ed, which will award five public … Continued

New USMCA is a Positive Step for Growers This Harvest Season

As growers around the country are in full swing of a busy apple harvest, important policy issues that affect them are taking place in Washington. Of these issues, trade, a top priority for growers, has seen some positive movement in the last few weeks. On September 30, negotiators announced an agreement for a new United … Continued

Gala Tops the Charts & Other Harvest Trends to Watch for in 2018

For the first time in 50 years, there’s a new apple variety predicted to be at the top of the harvest charts. Gala has overtaken Red Delicious as the leading variety by production volume forecast for the 2018 harvest season, marking the first time that any other apple has claimed the top spot in more … Continued