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Argentina’s fruit exports dip as economy sags

Planting area and exports continue to fall for Argentina apple and pear producers, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Matthew Hendrickson joins U.S. Apple in association services

The U.S. Apple Association has hired Matthew Hendrickson in the newly created role of manager of association services.

South African exports of deciduous fruit rise

Exports of apple, pears, and grapes continue to rise from South Africa, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Imports give CMI Orchards year-round capabilities

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Wash., is ready for another imported apple season, with fruit from New Zealand, Argentina and Chile arriving in June.

Bostock New Zealand selling organic apples directly in U.S.

Organic apple grower and exporter Bostock New Zealand will be marketing apples in the U.S. this summer, with direct sales from a North American office.

FirstFruits Marketing takes another bite out of hunger

FirstFruits Marketing, Yakima, Wash., has been sponsoring the Take a Bite out of Hunger campaign for nine years, donating about two million pounds of apples to food banks across the country.
May 21, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

U.S. to drop tariffs on Mexican, Canadian steel, aluminum

The U.S. has reached a deal with Mexico and Canada to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from those countries. 

USDA: Chile deciduous fruit exports taper off in 2018-19

Chile’s fresh apple and grape exports will drop by just over 5% in the 2018-19 season, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service.

United Apple Sales to extend market for Ruby Frost into summer

Lyndonville, N.Y.-based United Apples Sales has developed a comprehensive plan to extend the market for the new variety.

Domex Superfresh Growers’ Bob Kershaw remembered

Robert “Bob” Chester Kershaw, a founder of Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., has died. He was 81.