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USApple Meets with Secretary of Agriculture and Acting Secretary of Labor

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) met with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and the Acting Secretary of Labor, Julie Su. The meeting centered around agricultural labor. USApple’s President and CEO, Jim Bair, and Senior Vice President, Diane Kurrle, attended the meeting alongside other agriculture trade associations.

2023-24 Apple Production Will Exceed 10.5 Billion Pounds

Consumers will have a plentiful supply of apples in 2023, as the U.S. apple industry continues to perform well, according to a new report released by the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) at the organization’s 128th annual Outlook Conference in Chicago.

U.S. Apples Regain Access to India

June 23, 2023 U.S. Apple Association 

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is thrilled with today’s announcement that India will lift its retaliatory tariffs on U.S. apples. We applaud the work of the Biden Administration and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative that achieved this important victory. 

USApple Board at White House to Discuss Trade, Ag Labor

June 8, 2023 U.S. Apple

The U.S. Apple Association’s Board of Directors met this morning with White House policy staff at the White House to discuss critical issues impacting the apple industry. Sixteen USApple board members from across the country met with Joan Hurst, director for agricultural affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Kelliann Blazek, special assistant to the president for agriculture and rural policy.

USApple Promotes Mitchell Liwanag to Manager of Environmental Affairs

February 24, 2023 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association today announced the promotion of Mitchell Liwanag to Manager of Environmental Affairs. In his new role, Liwanag will represent USApple in matters concerning the environment, including pesticides, water, energy, climate and stewardship, as well as identify new areas for the organization to engage and participate in the areas of sustainability and the climate.