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China’s reduced crop no opportunity for U.S. exporters

China’s apple production was down sharply this season, but U.S. apple exporters couldn’t help fill the gap.
Jun 24, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Drought likely to give New Zealand Envys opportunity in apple market

Look for a lot of Envys from New Zealand during the summer apple season in 2019, said David Nelley, apple category director for Vancouver, British Columbia-based The Oppenheimer Group.

Robotics Plus wins innovation award for apple packer

A robotic apple packer from New Zealand-based Robotics Plus has won a major technology award.

Jennifer Parkhill named executive director of apple co-op

The Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative, Wenatchee, Wash., has hired Jennifer Parkhill as executive director.

CORRECTED: India acts on 20% apple tariff

After months of delay, India has imposed a 20% retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples, walnuts, almonds, and 25 other goods.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #India

United Apple Sales hires Frank Davis, opens West Coast office

Lyndonville, N.Y.-based United Apples Sales opened a West Coast division based in Yakima, Wash., and hired Frank Davis as vice president of national business development.

Harvest time for Rave apples is almost here

Stemilt Growers is expecting more opportunities for retailers to boost apple sales and promote Rave apples in the coming months.
Jun 14, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Apples

Study looks at organic feasibility for Michigan apple growers

Growing apples organically is a daunting challenge for Michigan growers, but the industry is conducting a study to determine if the opportunities may outweigh the obstacles.

NY Apple Association receives TV ad award

The New York Apple Association, Fishers, has received the Telly Award for a television commercial featuring the state’s apple growers.

UPDATED: Fruit, vegetable groups join plea for USMCA approval

Almost 1,000 agriculture groups and companies are urging Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, including dozens of specialty crop groups.