USApple Announces 2022 NextGen Apple Fellowship Class

USApple Launches 2023 Apples4Ed Grant Program

Falls Church, Va. (October 5, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association has launched its 2023 Apples4Ed initiative—a grant program that supports healthy eating initiatives in public schools across the United States. USApple will fund five $5,000 healthy eating initiatives on campuses in 2023.   The 2023 Apples4Ed application can be found at “Continuing COVID-related food insecurity, coupled with escalating … Continued

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 NextGen Silent Auction to Benefit Apples4Ed

Bid Now on Variety of Items, Experiences Falls Church, Va. (Aug. 8, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association’s NextGen fellows today kicked off a silent auction to benefit USApple’s school nutrition grant program, Apples4Ed. The silent auction, open to everyone, is at: or via the Givi app on mobile devices (you must register first on the … Continued

USApple’s Bair Attends White House Ocean Shipping Bill Signing

Falls Church, Va. (June 16, 2022)—U.S. Apple President and CEO Jim Bair attended a signing ceremony today at the White House for the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. Apple leaders from across the U.S. have long advocated for an overhaul to ocean shipping laws to help clear port blockages and prevent foreign ocean carriers from leaving … Continued

President Biden to Nominate Chief Ag Trade Negotiator Well-known to USApple

Falls Church, Va. (June 8, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association today applauded President Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Doug McKalip to be chief agricultural trade negotiator in the White House Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. McKalip is well-known to USApple and its leaders, including speaking at a USApple Leadership Luncheon during the organization’s … Continued

USApple Takes Up Call to End Costly Tariffs

Falls Church, Va. (May 26, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association today joined more than 40 agriculture and food groups to call for the elimination or reduction of U.S. tariffs being imposed on other countries that in turn are harming U.S. agriculture through retaliatory tariffs. In a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, the groups … Continued

USApple Awards Apples4Ed Grants to Four In-Need Schools

Falls Church, Va. (May 24, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association has awarded Apples4Education grants to four schools from around the nation for the 2022-23 school year. Each $4,000 grant will provide supplemental student nutrition and expose students to a wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as teach students about healthy eating. The four … 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 Online Game to Show the Importance of Labor

Falls Church, Va. (March 9, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association today launched Apple Quest, an online game that informs players about the important role apple laborers play in the U.S. economy and the need for a stable, legal and reliable workforce. The throwback, 8-bit single-player game is at Apple production—growing, pruning, harvesting and packing—is highly labor-intensive. The … Continued

USApple Announces 2022 NextGen Apple Fellowship Class

Falls Church, Va. (Feb. 15, 2022)—The U.S. Apple Association today announced the 2022 class of its new, premier emerging leader program, the NextGen Apple Fellowship. Six fellows from across the country were chosen to participate in the 2022 class. The program will focus on providing fellows annually with career development, one-on-one mentoring, hands-on advocacy experience, … Continued