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Apple production, exports higher for 2019 crop

While suffering a decline in value, the 2019 U.S. apple crop boasted increases in total volume and exports compared with the previous year.

Jazz Snackdown highlights apple variety’s strengths

Jazz apples are being featured in a new campaign, Bring On the Snack, to motivate consumers to snack healthfully.

CMI sees growth with recent partnerships

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Wash., has boosted its marketing capacity in recent years, adding more than four million boxes of fruit.

U.S. fresh apple crop down slightly, USDA projects

2020 total apple production is off 3.4% compared last season’s output, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated on Aug. 12.

Michigan apple harvest begins in late August

Michigan’s apple harvest is set to begin on time, with early varieties, including Paula red and ginger gold, starting in late August.

Industry groups ask for CFAP extension, changes to eligibility

Fresh produce industry associations have joined other agricultural groups in asking the USDA to extend the deadline for producers to receive direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

Cailin Kowalewski promoted at New York Apple Association

The New York Apple Association, Fishers, has promoted Cailin Kowalewski to account promotion manager.

Europe’s apple forecast down slightly, pears up double digits

The World Apple and Pear Association is forecasting Europe’s 2020 apple production to drop slightly from last season, but pears will see a double-digit increase.

Rave harvest and promotions begin

The 2020 Rave apple harvest has begun.

Organic produce seeing significant growth amid pandemic

Organic fresh produce sales exceeded $1.7 billion in the second quarter, a 17% increase from the same period in 2019.