Jim Allen

Cool Weather Becomes Grower Friendly

By |April 11th, 2012|

Over the last few weeks, New York Apple growers have cursed the cold weather, but are now praising the [...]

Freeze warnings!

By |March 26th, 2012|

Tonight could be the night we talk about all year.

Hard freeze warnings are forecast across New York State for [...]

March Madness

By |March 19th, 2012|

As an avid NCCA basketball fan who lives for March each year, the Madness is not only about my [...]

NY Congressman Introduces Bill

By |February 15th, 2012|

This week, Congressman Bill Owens, who represents the largest McIntosh growing region in the world, introduced H.R. 3914 that [...]

D.C. meeting yields common message

By |February 3rd, 2012|

Last week, apple folks from Washington State to Vermont met in Washington, D.C., to attend the U.S. Apple Association’s [...]

Gotta Be Heard!

By |October 27th, 2011|

How many years have we said, “Unless you fix immigration, our apples will not be picked,” and how many [...]

Labor reform

By |October 12th, 2011|

Dear Congressional Staff:

I apologize for what might seem to be a form message to you all, but I wanted [...]

Earthquakes, Hurricane, Tropical Storms and E-Verify!

By |September 23rd, 2011|

Holy Catastrophe, Batman! What’s next?

Dealing with Mother Nature in the North East, is certainly something that we just accept [...]

Full Disclosure and Open Transparency

By |January 19th, 2011|

Now that the U.S. Government has passed the long-awaited food-safety legislation that has been many years in the making, [...]

New Year, New Congress

By |January 4th, 2011|

The year 2011 will be a challenge for our industry as we enter into an era of reduced spending [...]