Statement by Jim Bair, President & CEO U.S. Apple Association Re: Introduction of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

October 31, 2019 U.S. Apple Association

“The U.S. Apple Association applauds Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA,) Dan Newhouse (R-Wash) and others for the introduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act, meaningful agriculture labor reforms that will greatly benefit the U.S. apple industry, which relies heavily on foreign born labor.

USApple Kicks Off 2019-20 Apples4Ed School Grant Program

October 10, 2019 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association has launched its 2019-20 Apples4Ed initiative—a grant program that supports healthy snacking initiatives in public schools across the United States. USApple will fund five $4,000 healthy snacking initiatives on campuses in 2020.

Apple Growers Brace for New Round of Chinese Tariffs

August 29, 2019 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. apple industry finally achieved full—and reciprocal—access to the Chinese market in 2015, and in just three years it grew to be U.S. growers’ number six export market. Until the onset of trade tensions with the country in 2018, China was viewed as having significant growth potential for U.S. apples.

USApple Unveils New Logo

August 28, 2019 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association unveiled its new logo. The visual identity embodies USApple’s mission to be the unifying voice of the apple industry, while giving a fresh, appealing new look to the association.

Gavel Passes to New USApple Board Chair

August 26, 2019 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association has named a new Chair to lead its Board of Directors. Jeff Colombini, a third-generation California grower and tree fruit business owner, will serve the 2019-20 term.