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.

USApple’s Bair Urges USMCA Passage at Trade Press Event

September 16, 2019 U.S. Apple Association

The event took place at the International Trade Center during the final stop of the Farmers for Free Trade motorcade tour, which has spanned 20,000 miles, 30 states and 100 stops, including many orchards and apple businesses. Farmers for Free Trade is a coalition of more than 1,000 agriculture organizations and companies working toward passage of the USMCA.

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.