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Washington apple farmers may receive boon from bad weather

October 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Washington apple farmers are in the midst of a near record harvest and are looking forward to higher demand and prices for their produce. Continue Reading

Tasting hundreds of apples to find a few winners

September 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

University of Minnesota apple breeder David Bedford didn’t like apples growing up. Back then, the main apple variety on the market was Red Delicious, and he didn’t taste another kind until college. Continue Reading

Get your apple a day a little earlier this fall

September 4, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Apple lovers can look for their favorite local apple varieties earlier than usual this fall.
Most varieties will ripen one to two weeks ahead of normal and many orchards have early season favorites for sale, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Continue Reading

After warm summer, apple season comes early to Minnesota

September 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The trees at the Lake Ida Apple Farm near here are a little bit fuller than usual this time of year. Continue Reading

April cold snap leaves some Minnesota apple farmers hurting, worried

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The sudden cold snap that interrupted Minnesota’s warm spring five weeks ago doesn’t appear to have been as big a disaster for the state’s apple crop as first feared, but it still has left some growers hurting and worried. Continue Reading

Minnesota apple growers worry cold could kill crop

April 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota apple growers worry that a recent cold snap could kill new buds on their apple trees after early warm weather this spring. Growers are trying to warm their orchards with bonfires and by spraying trees with special solutions. Others are using wind machines and even helicopters to drive cold air out and warmer air down. Continue Reading

Early bloom may mean early apples

March 29, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Orchard owner fears frost potential
WORTHINGTON In all his years operating Ocheda Orchard south of Worthington, Chuck Nystrom has never seen his apple trees bloom this early in the spring. Continue Reading

Apple juice can be hazardous to childrens health and habits

December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s true apple juice can pose a risk to your health. But not necessarily from the trace amounts of arsenic that people are arguing about.

Despite the government’s consideration of new limits on arsenic, nutrition experts say apple juice’s real danger is to waistlines and children’s teeth. Apple juice has few natural nutrients, lots of calories and, in some cases, more sugar than soda has. It trains a child to like very sweet things, displaces better beverages and foods, and adds to the obesity problem, its critics say.
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Man Brings Apples, but Also Friendship to Grand Forks Parking Lot

November 6, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Keeping a small family business would seem easy, but apple grower Alan Davis is giving a new meaning to family business. Continue Reading

JEFF TIEDEMAN: Terrific trio

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Pork, cabbage and apples prove to be a healthy combo. Continue Reading