Celebrating National Apple Month

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has us celebrating a favorite fall time fruit. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Apple Month October is National Apple Month. It’s a time to promote the sales of apples, as well as honor the people involved in getting them from the farm to our homes. New York really is the Big Apple. New …

America Has Plenty of Apples This Winter

Dan General

Although U.S. production won’t approach record volume, American apple suppliers have plenty to sell in 2018. The U.S. Department of Agriculture projected a national apple volume of 248.7 million bushels. That’s well short of a record harvest of 281.3 million bushels in 2014. Despite that, U.S. apple farmers are getting more efficient every year. With the 248.7 million bushels this …

Robotic Apple Picker a labor Solution for Orchards

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release

A robotic apple picker is inching closer to commercialization and possible relief from labor issues for the nation’s apple growers. Abundant Robotics is in the process of perfecting a prototype that can pick one apple every one to two seconds, possibly giving the apple industry a solution to labor challenges. Company leaders tell Farm Journal’s AgWeb that the goal is …

Apple a Day

Dan Fruits, General

Cathy Isom fills us in on why eating an apple a day can do more than just keep a doctor away. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.