New York Growers Form Company To Market Cornell Apples

NYAG LLC, a new company formed by New York growers, aims to grow, pack, market, and sell new advanced apple varieties from Cornell University’s apple breeding program.

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Cornell is ready to release two new apple varieties and has been seeking a partner to team with to bring the new apples to the marketplace. Cornell, via an advisory council recommendation, will choose a partner to team with for exclusive rights contracts for new apple varieties. If NYAG LLC is the chosen partner, contract negotiations with Cornell will begin in September.

The goals of NYAG LLC are:

  • To introduce outstanding new apple cultivars to the marketplace
  • To allow any NYS Apple Grower the opportunity to become a member
  • To enhance New York State apple grower sustainability, growth, and long term competitiveness
  • To secure exclusive variety contracts that allow its members and licensing partners to profit from the growing and selling of these varieties
  • To invest funding directly to the Cornell apple breeding program to ensure continued variety improvement into the long term future.

 

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Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

What??
Another one. What are there going to be Apple Wars. Is everyone going to get protective like and not serve the common good. I see no future for the apple industry if this is going to continue with clubs groups co ops. having like exclusives.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

I see a problem with a TAX PAYER funded university granting exclusive rights to an apple variety to a private company. Cornell was established for the education and improvement of agriculture of ALL not a chosen few. And the list of supposed goals sounds as real as Obama’s health care plan. This stinks and should not be allowed to continue. Any and all fruit and vegetable varieties that come out of our research facilities at all nation wide agricultural colleges and universities should be available to all farmers.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

I agree 100% with Southern Tier… These selections are the product of decades of taxpayer funded research and shouldn’t be sold to the highest bidder (which by the way, I’m sure doesn’t even cover the real costs of the breeding, so we subsidize profiteers). Why not just eliminate breeding then and let private industry do it? More B—–t from cornell, just like they did with cherries.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

You guys are not reading the goals of the NYAG. Read it again. All NY growers will get a chance at these varieties.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Sure, Jim, we will get a chance at them, but will have to sign agreements and probably pay cash to join up. No thanks.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

What??
Another one. What are there going to be Apple Wars. Is everyone going to get protective like and not serve the common good. I see no future for the apple industry if this is going to continue with clubs groups co ops. having like exclusives.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

I see a problem with a TAX PAYER funded university granting exclusive rights to an apple variety to a private company. Cornell was established for the education and improvement of agriculture of ALL not a chosen few. And the list of supposed goals sounds as real as Obama’s health care plan. This stinks and should not be allowed to continue. Any and all fruit and vegetable varieties that come out of our research facilities at all nation wide agricultural colleges and universities should be available to all farmers.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

I agree 100% with Southern Tier… These selections are the product of decades of taxpayer funded research and shouldn’t be sold to the highest bidder (which by the way, I’m sure doesn’t even cover the real costs of the breeding, so we subsidize profiteers). Why not just eliminate breeding then and let private industry do it? More B—–t from cornell, just like they did with cherries.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

You guys are not reading the goals of the NYAG. Read it again. All NY growers will get a chance at these varieties.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Sure, Jim, we will get a chance at them, but will have to sign agreements and probably pay cash to join up. No thanks.