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Marcus MichelsonMarcus Michelson is a content and design specialist for Good Fruit Grower, helping with all areas of the magazine and website — including editorial design, content production and advertising design. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Washington State University.

Originally from Poulsbo, Washington, Michelson came to Yakima in 2003 to work for the Yakima Herald-Republic. He spent the first 12 years there as a copy editor and the final year  overseeing the the copy desk as associate news editor. Before coming to Yakima, he worked as a page designer and copy editor for The Daily News in Longview, Washington.

Michelson joined the magazine in 2016. He lives in Terrace Heights with his wife, Tamara, and their Labrador, Doug.

Phone: (509) 853-3526 | Toll free 800-487-9946, Ext. 210 — Email

My Recent Articles

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Number of apples in storage up 8 percent from 2016

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

194.4 million bushels of apples were reported in storage as of Nov. 1, an increase of 8 percent over last year and 15 percent above the five-year average, according to a report from the USApple Association released Thursday.

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Cherry and apricot marketing boards to make nominations

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Nominations for grower and handler positions on the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee and Washington Apricot Marketing Committee will take place during industry meetings in January. The committees establish grade, size and pack regulations for fresh cherries and apricots from designated counties in Washington state.

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75th Cherry Institute set for Jan. 12 in Yakima

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The 75th annual Cherry Institute is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 at the Yakima Convention Center.

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Napa Valley wineries largely dodge wildfire destruction

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Wildfires that killed 40 people and burned thousands of homes and businesses in Northern California left wineries in the Napa Valley mostly unscathed, according to a survey by a nonprofit association.

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Washington state’s Borton Fruit, Chelan Fresh to merge

May 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Two longtime Washington state fruit companies will join forces when Chelan Fresh merges with Borton Fruit this summer.

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Oregon State researcher Wang has died

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Dr. Yan Wang, who led postharvest physiology research at Oregon State University, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27. His age was not immediately available Friday.

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Washington grower and packer Gary W. Hansen dies at 73

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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Gary W. Hansen, the former president of Hansen Fruit and Cold Storage of Yakima, Washington,

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Coastal California apple growers hold on through relationship with Martinelli’s

December 28th, 2016|1 Comment

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One hundred years ago, Watsonville, California, was one of the apple leaders of the world,

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November events of note

October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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While a lot of growers have their focus on the various regional horticulture expos and