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Analyst: apples are convenient, healthy food during pandemic

With COVID-19, more people are eating at home, and that means fresh apple marketers can take advantage of increased snacking trends.

Stemilt offers new tote bag program for apples, pears

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is offering this fall a new paper Farm + Famous grab-and-go pack featuring the message that “All Farmers are Famous.”

Packer Insight — Recalls, wildfires, apple outlook and more

(UPDATED) The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst, news editor Chris Koger, retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder discuss news this week, from wildfires to recalls to an apple conference.

New York’s Kaari Stannard receives The Packer's apple award

Kaari Stannard is the The Packer’s 2020 Apple Woman of the Year.

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.