USApple Statement on USTR Rejection of 301 Investigation

October 24, 2022 USApple

“The U.S. apple industry is relieved by the U.S. Trade Representative’s decision to reject the 301 Investigation on imported fruits and vegetables from Mexico. A Section 301 investigation could have been followed by tariffs on imported produce and, in turn, retaliatory tariffs from Mexico. That has happened in the past where U.S. apples were the targets of retaliation. We acknowledge that other sectors of the fresh produce industry are facing their own difficult challenges, but the U.S. Trade Representative came to the correct conclusion, and we are thankful.”

USApple Launches 2023 Apples4Ed Grant Program

October 6, 2022 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association has launched its 2023 Apples4Ed initiative—a grant program that supports healthy eating initiatives in public schools across the United States. USApple will fund five $5,000 healthy eating initiatives on campuses in 2023. 

Statement of Jim Bair President & CEO, U.S. Apple Association at the American Business Immigration Coalition Press Event Capitol Hill

September 19, 2022 U.S. Apple Association

“Agriculture labor reform has been our top legislative priority for more than a decade. It’s the issue that keeps apple growers awake at night, whether they employ 500 workers or five.  An entire year of care and input costs can be lost when it’s time to harvest and workers arrive late or not at all.”

USApple Names Rice Fruit Company’s Brenda Briggs Chair for 2022-23 Term

August 22, 2022 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association has named Brenda Briggs of Rice Fruit Company chair of its board of directors for the 2022-23 term. She has served on USApple’s board since 2018, most recently as vice chair.

USApple NextGen Silent Auction to Benefit Apples4Ed Bid Now on a Variety of Items, Experiences

August 8, 2022 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association’s NextGen fellows today kicked off a silent auction to benefit USApple’s school nutrition grant program, Apples4Ed. The silent auction, open to everyone, is at: or via the Givi app on mobile devices (you must first register on the auction site). The auction runs through August 18, with 100% of the proceeds going to Apples4Ed school grants.