LATEST NEWS FROM Apples

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11:44AM Sep 18, 2020

Wind, fires affect Washington apple harvest, production estimate

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Windstorms, wildfires and a revision of yields on trees is dropping Washington apple crop estimates for the 2020-21 season by 5-10%, according to the Washington Apple Commission.

17:31PM Sep 14, 2020

Hurricane Laura extends CFAP payments in Texas, Louisiana

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended application deadlines for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for farmers and ranchers in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Laura.

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11:41AM Aug 26, 2020

Honeybear Brands sets long-term sustainability goals

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Elgin, Minn.-Honeybear Brands has created long-term sustainability goals around pollinator health, packaging, food loss/waste and climate and energy.

16:37PM Aug 12, 2020

U.S. fresh apple crop down slightly, USDA projects

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

2020 total apple production is off 3.4% compared last season’s output, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated on Aug. 12.

13:45PM Aug 10, 2020

Industry groups ask for CFAP extension, changes to eligibility

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Fresh produce industry associations have joined other agricultural groups in asking the USDA to extend the deadline for producers to receive direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

12:31PM Jul 13, 2020

USDA schedules seminar on new CFAP commodities

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has scheduled a web seminar to discuss the new commodities added and price adjustments made to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

11:04AM Jul 09, 2020

Apples, potatoes now included in coronavirus sales loss payments

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Apples and potatoes are among the crops now eligible for direct payments to growers for sales losses in the $2.1 billion in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funds for specialty crops.