A dozen groups representing state and regional apple growers has asked the USDA to reconsider its method of determining direct payments for apple losses through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
A black pickup truck emerged from the dawn fog on a chilly December morning, pulling into the hotel driveway in upstate New York. In the driver’s seat was Jim Allen, vice president marketing at New York Apple Sales.
CHICAGO — The U.S. Apple Association estimate for the 2019 crop is forecast at 247.76 million (42-pound) cartons, 2.2% lower than the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s estimate of 253.09 million cartons.
The U.S. Apple Association, which represents a specialty crop significantly affected by retaliatory tariffs, asked President Trump for action on trade issues on the night of his State of the Union address.