posted on December 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM
CASHMERE, Wash. (AP) -- A Canadian biotechnology company has asked the U.S. to approve a genetically modified apple that won't brown soon after its sliced, saying the improvement could boost sales of apples for snacks, salads and other uses.
posted on November 24, 2010 at 3:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama performed an annual rite of presidents on Wednesday, pardoning a pair of turkeys on Thanksgiving eve and cracking jokes about the competition that brought them to his famous doorstep.
posted on November 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM
GRAFTON, Ill (AP) - The end is near for Yates Apple Orchard. The orchard, located near Grafton in southern Illinois, has been in the Yates family for 79 years. Owner Bill Yates says it is closing because he is getting too old.
posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:05 AM
ALBANY, N.Y (AP) -- Can saucy tactics give an edge to an American apple industry that's been growing since the days of the Pilgrims?
posted on October 5, 2007 at 8:10 PM
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Most years, the apples growing in William Gale's orchard have him making cider through the fall and into the holidays.
posted on September 1, 2006 at 8:09 PM
After a couple of down seasons, Wisconsin apple growers are expected to harvest about 62 million pounds this year.
posted on November 7, 2003 at 8:11 PM
posted on December 27, 2002 at 8:12 PM
Lack of infrastructure hinders the movement of locally grown products to the marketplace. A company named Red Tomato is creating new routes from farm gate to dinner plate.
posted on October 4, 2002 at 8:10 PM
The USDA is developing "machine-vision" systems to detect contamination in foods the human can't see. The system would prevent E. coli 0157:H7 from tainting apple cider and other juices made from apples.
posted on August 9, 2002 at 8:08 PM
A USDA robotic inspection system is being developed which would be a virtual "taste" test of every single apple before being shipped to market.
posted on March 15, 2002 at 8:03 PM
A western fruit industry employs innovation, marketing and product diversity to rebuild itself.
posted on December 14, 2001 at 8:12 PM
In recent years the Washgton Apple industry has suffered economic loses. Now responding to changing consumer demands and challenges from imported apples, the industry is re-grouping and defending its market through the introduction of new apple...
posted on September 21, 2001 at 8:09 PM
For the first time, Washington state apples and pears were loaded onto refrigerated box cars and shipped by rail to the east coast.