The Apple Industry

What We Do

The United States has 5,000 apple growers who, collectively, grow 240 million bushels of apples on average each year on 322 thousand total acres of land. The farm-gate revenue, or wholesale value, of the U.S. apple crop annually is close to $4 billion, with a predicted additional $15 billion related downstream economic activity each year.

Our Members
We represent the nation’s 5,000 apple growers, close to 40 state and regional apple associations, and hundreds of apple-related companies.

Advocating for a thriving apple industry from Capitol Hill to the classroom to the newsroom.
By unifying a diverse industry, we serve three primary goals: represent the U.S. apple industry on national issues, increase demand for U.S. apples and apple products, and provide accurate, helpful information on matters pertaining to U.S. apples, apple products and the apple industry.

Industry

Our governing board of directors is comprised of 25 elected members responsible for guiding USApple’s mission and activities. The executive committee, along with multiple working committees, addresses concerns of the industry as a whole. USApple staff, located in Falls Church, Va., just outside Washington, D.C., is responsible for conducting daily operations.

Industry

USApple represents the U.S. apple industry’s interests on federal policy issues by voicing the industry’s views to Congress and the Executive Branch on issues including: labor, environmental issues, food safety, trade, research, and regulations. We also work to resolve industry concerns by: working with the Agriculture Department, U.S. Trade Representative, Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration; activating a network of apple advocates nationwide to support legislative goals; and working with other produce and agricultural groups in coalitions to achieve mutual interests.

Advocacy

Communications &
Health Initiatives

USApple’s communications program supports the organization’s advocacy efforts, while creating and strengthening signature health and consumer initiatives, such as Apples4Ed. Harnessing the latest in apple-related nutrition research, the organization educates consumers about the many health benefits of eating apples.

Communications & Health Initiatives

Industry
Information

USApple serves as a resource center for the apple industry and key audiences by providing information to members, media, federal government and the general public. Some of these are: Apple Bites, a bi-weekly summary of news for and about the apple industry; Market News, crop storage and movement reports published from November through June; and the Apple Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference and other meeting/networking opportunities.

Industry Information

Become a Member

USApple is a member-driven association that represents all segments of the apple industry, including growers, packers, shippers, marketers, processors, suppliers, state/regional associations, and other businesses engaged in the industry.