USApple, National Apple Industry Appeal for CFAP Funding; USDA Analysis Flawed, Says Groups

The U.S. Apple Association, joined by apple organizations across the nation, today urged the Agriculture Department to reconsider growers for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) funding. According to the groups, USDA’s analysis that determined apple prices and grower eligibility is fatally flawed and does not match the reality of what is happening in the industry.

Growers Urge Sec. Perdue to Consider Tree Fruit in CARES ACT Funding; USApple Launches COVID-19 Resource Site

April 14, 2020 USApple Association

In an effort led by the U.S. Apple Association and Northwest Horticultural Council, tree fruit organizations are urging Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to consider the unique circumstances of growers during allocation of CARES Act funding.

USApple Selects 2020 Young Apple Leaders; Expands YAL Program with In-depth Training, Resources

January 28, 2020 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) today announced its class of 2020 Young Apple Leaders (YALs). Elevenaccomplished and aspiring young women and men were selected by the organization to join with, and learn from, USApple leaders and mentors throughout the year.

USApple Attends White House Signing of U.S-China Agreement; Commends the Administration

January 16, 2020 U.S. Apple Association

The U.S. Apple Association commended President Trump for signing the U.S.- China Phase One Trade Agreement. USApple Chairman Jeff Colombini was invited to the White House for the signing.

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.