USApple Launches 2021-22 Apples4Ed Grant Program

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 www.USAppleQuest.com. 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

USApple Announces New NextGen Apple Fellowship; Applications Open Dec. 1

Falls Church, Va. (Dec. 1, 2021)—The U.S. Apple Association today announced the launch of its new emerging apple leader program, the NextGen Apple Fellowship. The program will focus on providing eight fellows annually with career development, one-on-one mentoring, hands-on advocacy experience, community service work and many other added benefits. Applications open today, December 1. Like … Continued

Statement on Easing of Tariffs on EU Imports

Statement by Jim Bair,President & CEO U.S. Apple AssociationRe: Easing of Tariffs on EU ImportsNovember 2, 2021 “This weekend’s announcement that the Biden Administration will ease tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union should be congratulated as good news. Hopefully this will be the first step in helping reclaim market share for … Continued

USApple Launches 2021-22 Apples4Ed Grant Program

Falls Church, Va. (October 1, 2021)—The U.S. Apple Association has launched its 2021-22 Apples4Ed initiative—a grant program that supports healthy eating initiatives in public schools across the United States. USApple will fund five $4,000 healthy eating initiatives on campuses in 2022.   “After a pause due to the pandemic, we are happy to once again be … Continued