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Riveridge announced hires, promotions to kick off season

Riveridge Produce Marketing, Sparta, Mich., has made a number of personnel changes in anticipation of the coming apple season, with hires and promotions in sales, production and other areas.

USDA trade official set for U.S. Apple Outlook Conference

U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Apple Association’s 2019 Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference in Chicago.
Jul 22, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Interim tree fruit center named at Washington State University

Washington State University professor and horticulturalist Kate Evans is the interim director of the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.

Apple Acres opens NY packing facility

Apple Acres LLC, Lafayette, N.Y., has opened a 60,000-square-foot packing facility, in time for the new apple crop, with harvest starting this month.

The hunt for red delicious

My grandpa’s stories never grow old, but sometimes I suspect they might have grown taller over the years.
Jul 15, 2019 by Amelia Freidline #Opinion, #Apples

CORRECTED: Chiquita snacks highlight health, convenience

Fresh Express has teamed up with parent company Chiquita for a new line of snacking products called Chiquita Bites and Chiquita Sticks.

CMI Orchards invited to present at White House

CMI Orchards is scheduled to represent Washington State in the third annual Made in America Product Showcase at the White House July 15.
Jul 11, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Apples, #Cherries

SweeTango apple growers forecast top crop for early-season sales

Members of the Wenatchee, Wash.-based Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative estimate that the 2019 crop of SweeTango Apples will be high-quality with a range of sizes and abundant conventional and organic availability.
Jul 11, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Apples, #Produce Crops

Applewood Fresh Growers prepares for big managed-variety season

Applewood Fresh Growers, Sparta, Mich., expects production increases for several apple varieties and has added equipment to meet those needs.
Jul 10, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce Crops, #Apples, #Michigan

Domex Superfresh Growers sees organic apple, pear growth

Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., saw growth in organic apples and pears this past season, with galas and bartletts leading each category.