President Biden to Nominate Chief Ag Trade Negotiator Well-known to USApple

The U.S. Apple Association applauded President Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Doug McKalip to be chief agricultural trade negotiator in the White House Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. McKalip is well-known to USApple and its leaders, including speaking at a USApple Leadership Luncheon during the organization’s annual Capitol Hill meetings.

USApple Takes Up Call to End Costly Tariffs

The U.S. Apple Association today joined more than 40 agriculture and food groups to call for the elimination or reduction of U.S. tariffs being imposed on other countries that in turn are harming U.S. agriculture through retaliatory tariffs. In a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, the groups said America’s agriculture communities are suffering with higher fuel, machinery and input costs due to the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, inflation and the war on Ukraine, and compounded by decreased market access.

USApple Awards Apples4Ed Grants to Four In-Need Schools

May 25, 2022 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association has awarded Apples4Education grants to four schools from around the nation for the 2022-23 school year. Each $4,000 grant will provide supplemental student nutrition and expose students to a wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as teach students about healthy eating.

USApple Publishes Pollinator BMPs for Apples

March 28, 2022 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association released its new publication, Pollinator Best Management Practices for Apples. The publication, created in partnership with the Honey Bee Health Coalition, can be viewed and downloaded here.

USApple Launches Online Game to Show the Importance of Ag Labor

March 10, 2022 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association today launched Apple Quest, an online game that informs players about the important role apple laborers play in the U.S. economy and the need for a stable, legal and reliable workforce. The throwback, 8-bit single-player game is at www.USAppleQuest.com.