2023-24 Apple Production Will Exceed 10.5 Billion Pounds

EPA’s Senior Agriculture Advisor Visits Fruit Tree Research Station with USApple and Growers

Rod Snyder, the Senior Advisor for Agriculture to the EPA Administrator, visited USDA’s Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, WV at the invitation of the U.S. Apple Association (USApple). Jim Bair and Mitchell Liwanag from USApple attended the tour, as well as Virginia grower and USApple Board Member, Philip Glaize III, and West Virginia apple … Continued

USApple Announces 2024 NextGen Apple Fellowship Class

Falls Church, VA (Jan. 30, 2024) — The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) announces the newest members of its leadership development program, the NextGen Apple Fellowship. Seven fellows from across the country have been selected to participate in the 2024 class. The 2024 NextGen Apple Fellows include:  The NextGen Apple Fellowship focuses on hands-on experience with … Continued

USDA Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Under Secretary Visits Apple Packing House

Adams County, PA (December 12, 2023) — The Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Alexis Taylor, visited an apple packer, shipper, and marketer today in Adams County, PA. Under Secretary Taylor toured Rice Fruit Company and discussed trade, jobs, and market conditions impacting the apple industry – … Continued

Apples Not the Source of Contamination in Recent Cinnamon Applesauce Pouch Recall

Falls Church, VA (November 7, 2023) Multiple companies involved in a recent cinnamon applesauce pouch recall confirm that apples were not the source of contamination in their products. As seen on national news, there are now three companies who have recalled their cinnamon applesauce pouches due to possible contamination with lead. They are:• WanaBana• Schnucks• Weis Markets Since last week, … Continued

USApple Launches 2023-24 Apples4Ed Grant Program

Falls Church, VA (October 26, 2023)—The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) announces the launch of the 2023-24 Apples4Ed grant program. This USApple charitable initiative supports healthy eating projects in public schools across the country. Five $5,000 grants will be given to schools that are bringing awareness to nutrition and exposing students to a wider variety of … Continued

USApple Elects Steve Clement as Board Chair for 2023-2024 Term

Chicago (August 18, 2023) — The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has named a new chair to lead its Board of Directors. Washington grower and shipper Steve Clement, CEO of Sage Fruit Company, will serve the 2023-24 term.  Sage Fruit Company, based in Yakima, WA, has five warehouse/packing partners and ships more than $280 million of fresh … Continued

2023-24 Apple Production Will Exceed 10.5 Billion Pounds

Chicago (August 17, 2023)— Consumers will have a plentiful supply of apples in 2023, as the U.S. apple industry continues to perform well, according to a new report released by the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) today at the organization’s 128th annual Outlook Conference in Chicago. USApple’s “Industry Outlook 2023” provides the most up-to-date data and analysis … Continued