USApple Announces 2023 NextGen Apple Fellowship Class 

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

U.S. Apples Regain Access to India

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2023) – The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is thrilled with today’s announcement that India will lift its retaliatory tariffs on U.S. apples. We applaud the work of the Biden Administration and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative that achieved this important victory.  USApple was an invited guest of the White House at the arrival ceremony … Continued

USApple Supports UK Trade Opportunity

Falls Church, VA (June 7, 2023) – Today, the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) joins a coalition of agriculture organizations committed to two-way trade calling on Members of Congress to pass the UNITED Act. The UNITED Act is bipartisan legislation that gives the President the authority, in consultation with Congress, to negotiate a comprehensive trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK). … Continued

USApple Announces New Communications Director

Lynsee Gibbons is an association veteran with more than a decade of Washington-based strategic communications experience Falls Church, VA (May 10, 2023) – Today the U.S. Apple Association announced Lynsee Gibbons as its new Director of Communications. Gibbons’ strong background in food advocacy work will help advance the association’s goals. “Lynsee is a powerful addition … Continued

USApple Board at White House to Discuss Trade, Ag Labor

Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2023)—The U.S. Apple Association’s Board of Directors met this morning with White House policy staff at the White House to discuss critical issues impacting the apple industry. Sixteen USApple board members from across the country met with Joan Hurst, director for agricultural affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and … Continued

USApple Announces 2023 NextGen Apple Fellowship Class

Falls Church, Va. (Feb. 6, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association today announced the 2023 class of its emerging leader program, the NextGen Apple Fellowship. Six fellows from across the country have been chosen to participate in the 2023 class. In its second year, the program focuses on providing fellows with professional and leadership development, one-on-one mentoring, … Continued