Skip to comments.Poland asks US to import apples banned by Russia
Posted on 08/10/2014 5:03:40 AM PDT by mac_truck
Poland has asked the United States to open its market quickly to Polish apples banned by Russia in a sanctions war over the crisis in Ukraine.
Poland's ambassador to Washington, Ryszard Schnepf, said he had met Michael Scuse, a senior official in the US Department of Agriculture, about the steps needed to open up the US market, the Polish press agency PAP reported.
"We are interested in a quick decision because the situation is extraordinary," Schnepf was quoted as saying.
"He told us to begin the procedure. We have a new meeting planned for August 18 with the heads of the agency that allows for the entry of agriculture products to the United States," he said.
"There is a greater understanding on account of the fact that the United States has also been hit by Russian sanctions," he added.
The United States severely restricts imports of fresh fruit and vegetables from the European Union, including EU member Poland, PAP said.
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We grow plenty of our own apples.
Indeed, and American apples are banned in Europe as well.
How many apples does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
I hope they’re doing better up north and in the Northwest that we’re doing here. With the super cold spring me trees didn’t even blossom which means zero apples.
Apples! A depression era favorite! How appropriate!
Sorry to hear this, cripple creek.
We don’t import fruits from EU countries.
The Northwest should be good to go...barring any labor shortages...
#No War For Apples
Yeah. Some estimates are 60% of our consumption. China is gladly supplying a good share of the rest.
China’s providing 40% of our apples? There’s something with that in the land of Johhny Appleseed.
That’s the advantages of regionally diversifying crops. It gives better odds.
There were virtually no Michigan apples in 2012 due to drought but last year they were picking unripe apples and cutting limbs off trees to prevent them from breaking under the weight of all the apples.
Sounds like a job for Common Core.
The local growers used to mostly ship their apples to, believe it or not, England.
I heard that figure but don’t know if that’s correct. What they are doing is supplying a huge amount of the apple based additives like sweeteners and purees that are increasingly used in products.
I am fairly certain that apples are grown in Poland, but we can sell them some.
If they were smart the Poles would be bartering their apples for Norwegian salmon or Belgian peaches, two other products hit by the Russian sanctions. Although I'm quite sure that type of entrepreneurship is verboten by the faceless bureaucrats in Brussels.
Two years ago I actually filled the back of my F-250 with apples from ONE of our trees. Last year I had ZERO apples from that same tree and this year less than a small basket full. Wish I had some of those Polish apples.
Anyone ever taste apple wine?
I had apples but it seems I got to spraying too late. Now I’ll have to buy apples for pies :-( >
Eat your own damn apples!!!
It’s wrong, it’s stupid, therefore the government will surely acquiesce immediately
I love apple wine, haven't made any in a while, though.
I will do anything Polish women ask of me. Just sayin.
We dont import fruits from EU countries.
No, but the produce aisle is full of fruits from filthy countries south of our border.
Anyone ever taste apple wine?
I actually made some last year, but I am not impressed with the flavor. Heck of a kick, though.
About 3 years ago, I bought garlic — 3 in a box. There was the name of a company in PA on the box. It was not until I got it home that I saw that it had actually been grown in China! Aack!
We've imported from South America since our beginnings. Mexico is the one that I won't buy.
I just bought fresh garlic, shucked it and put it in olive oil. No Chinese garlic for me.
Are apples from Poland required to meet the same health standards as those grown by American growers?
I would assume that the apples from Poland meet EU guidelines but not sure how much those guidelines differ from American ones. I do know that American apples were banned from EU markets in 2012 after the EU lowered the acceptable level of a chemical used to prevent brown spots during storage.
Actually - 90 % of our apple juice comes as concentrate from China. It’s been found to have rotten apples and arsenic in it.
When you go to the store to buy apple juice. Call the 800 number on the label of the container. I did. Not one of the brands was grown in US or Canada.
Don’t assume that the “Chinese” apples grew there. Lots of things that come from China start out right here.
The melamine contaminated wheat gluten that was killing dogs a few years ago is an example. The wheat was grown here and shipped to China for processing before being shipped to Canada and put into dog food.
I can’t imagine shipping apples from Washington or New York State to China. They’d need refrigeration, the apples would get bruised, and it would cost a lot. But you’re right. The apples could have been grown anywhere.
China is the top producer but we’re number 2 with it being a long way to 3rd place.
I just planted an apple tree this year. It is only 5 feet tall so it might be a couple years.
I had apple wine before. There is this cider mill near groton, that sells both cider and apple wine. It is really good.
1 tree gives a whole truck load. That is impressive. The summer here in New England has been very cool. At least I think so. I haven’t even installed my window units.
Good that means it won't be coming here.
Norway still has some sanity. Brussels, the capital of European communism doesn’t seem to have any.
LOL ! We don't need your damn advice to do that, muppet.
BTW, I grew up on an apple orchard, I know a bit about this stuff. Unfortunately I didn't pay attention when my dad and uncle grafted trees; having a heck of a time figuring out how to do that!
If you want the best pie apples I have ever come across go to Stark Bros.com and buy an AR Black tree.