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Cold, rainy weather forces delays on Michigan’s crops

A lingering cold and rainy season had grower-shippers in Michigan waiting a little longer than normal this year to get their summer deals going.

Season’s apple report ends with record storage numbers

Fresh-market apple shippers had a record 34.1 (42-pound) bushels in storage on June 1 — a 23% increase from a year ago.

Marketscope — Fruit f.o.b.s as of June 1

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from shipments for the fresh market.

United puts spotlight on snacking in new FreshFacts report

Fruits that can be eaten out of hand continue to reign in the realm of produce snacking, according to the newest FreshFacts on Retail report from the United Fresh Produce Association.

Stemilt touts Piñata and kid-sized organic Lil Snappers

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is promoting Piñata and Artisan Organics Lil Snappers apples as summer promotion options.

T&G’s New Zealand apples on the way to the U.S.

New Zealand apple season is starting, and grower-exporter T&G’s volumes are up compared to last season, with larger-sized fruit.

A first impression to last an industry

A black pickup truck emerged from the dawn fog on a chilly December morning, pulling into the hotel driveway in upstate New York. In the driver’s seat was Jim Allen, vice president marketing at New York Apple Sales.

Rockit apples available year-round from Chelan Fresh

Rockit apples, known for their small size, are now available year-round from Chelan Fresh.

Apeel Sciences secures $250 million in financing

Santa Barbara,Calif.-based Apeel Sciences has announced $250 million in new financing, and endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry. 
The financial boosts brings the company’s valuation to more than $1 billion.

U.S. Apple Association to offer Crop Outlook conference online

The U.S. Apple Association is changing its annual Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference into a virtual event to comply with regulations in Chicago limiting the amount of people who can congregate.