USApple Announces 2024 NextGen Apple Fellowship Class

January 31, 2024 US Apple

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) announces the newest members of its leadership development program, the NextGen Apple Fellowship. Seven fellows from across the country have been selected to participate in the 2024 class.

USApple Launches 2023-24 Apples4Ed Grant Program

October 27, 2023 US Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) announces the launch of the 2023-24 Apples4Ed grant program. This USApple charitable initiative supports healthy eating projects in public schools across the country. Five $5,000 grants will be given to schools that are bringing awareness to nutrition and exposing students to a wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

USApple Board at White House to Discuss Trade, Ag Labor

March 16, 2023 US Apple Association

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. The loss of exports, agriculture labor, and renewal of the farm bill were top of discussion.

USApple, Congressional Leaders Make One Last Push for Ag Labor Reform

December 16, 2022 USApple

USApple President & CEO Jim Bair today joined Sen. Mike Bennet (D-Colo), Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and agriculture stakeholders in support of the Affordable and Secure Food Act (ASFA) introduced today by Senator Bennet.

USApple Remarks Urging Senate to Pass Labor Reform

November 17, 2022 US Apple Association

The following remarks were made by USApple President & CEO Jim Bair today at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Bair joined other agriculture industry leaders, congressional members and farmers from across the nation urging the Senate to act immediately on labor reform legislation. More than 150 farmers, farm leaders and farm business owners are in Washington, D.C. the next two days meeting with lawmakers urging their support.