USApple Kicks Off 2019-20 Apples4Ed School Grant Program

USMCA Signing

Statement by Jim Bair, President & CEO “Locking in our two largest export markets is a sorely-needed win for apple growers across the U.S. The U.S. Apple Association commends President Trump for signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). “The USMCA is significant for the U.S. Apple Association and its members as Mexico and Canada represent … Continued

USApple Selects 2020 Young Apple Leaders

Jan. 27, 2020 (Falls Church, Va.) – The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) today announced its class of 2020 Young Apple Leaders (YALs). Eleven accomplished and aspiring young women and men were selected by the organization to join with, and learn from, USApple leaders and mentors throughout the year. The 2020 Young Apple Leaders include: Ben Boyer, … Continued

Senate Passage of USMCA

Statement by Jim Bair, President & CEO “U.S. apple growers across the nation today are applauding the Senate for getting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) over the finish line with overwhelming bipartisan support. Senate passage of the USMCA is significant for the U.S. Apple Association and its members as Mexico and Canada represent our top … Continued

Statement Re: House Approval of USMCA

“The U.S. Apple Association applauds today’s House approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), as Mexico and Canada represent our top two export markets, totaling nearly a half-billion dollars in annual sales. Growing apples is a risky business and locking in our largest markets adds certainty for the long haul. It lets U.S. growers get … Continued

USApple Applauds House Passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

The U.S. Apple Association today applauded the House of Representatives for passing the Farm Workforce Modernization Act with a strong bipartisan vote of 260-165. The organization noted with appreciation that most representatives from apple states voted in favor of the bill. The legislation includes provisions to stabilize the current domestic workforce by creating an earned … Continued

Statement re: Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Statement by Jim Bair,President & CEOU.S. Apple AssociationRe: Farm Workforce Modernization ActNov. 21, 2019 “The U.S. Apple Association applauds Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and the House Judiciary Committee for advancing the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This meaningful agriculture labor reform will greatly benefit the U.S. apple industry, which is why we joined more than 300 … Continued

Introduction of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

“The U.S. Apple Association applauds Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and others for the introduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act, meaningful agriculture labor reforms that will greatly benefit the U.S. apple industry, which relies heavily on foreign born labor. “The Farm Workforce Modernization Act will stabilize the current agricultural workforce by … Continued

USApple Kicks Off 2019-20 Apples4Ed School Grant Program

Falls Church, Va. (October 9, 2019)—The U.S. Apple Association has launched its 2019-20 Apples4Ed initiative—a grant program that supports healthy snacking initiatives in public schools across the United States. USApple will fund five $4,000 healthy snacking initiatives on campuses in 2020. “When children have access to healthy nutrition, they’re more likely to be healthy and … Continued