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Cherry prices frustrate growers

By |January 16th, 2014|

The last two cherry seasons—though quite different—have left Northwest growers frustrated over their returns.   In 2009, the Pacific Northwest’s fresh [...]

Will social media help sell apples?

By |January 16th, 2014|

We’re in a social media craze, no doubt about that. Facebook has reached a half billion users worldwide (70 [...]

Challenges ahead in selling apples

By |January 16th, 2014|

Marketing is going to be a challenge for most of the coming decade as waves from the financial collapse [...]

Retail venture hit by recession

By |January 16th, 2014|

Keith Stennes (left) and his son Kevin still use the office at the retail store that they [...]

Twins team up in business

By |January 16th, 2014|

Kevin (left) and Mark Stennes have different, but complementary personalities. Mark is in charge of their orchards [...]

How do your returns stack up?

By |January 16th, 2014|

Orchardists Gery and Sherry Amos of Wapato, Washington, founded PackerData.com to give growers better [...]

Riveridge plans to try direct marketing

By |January 16th, 2014|

Trees are tied to wires using short sections of rubber tubing. While many of the [...]

From growing and selling to packing

By |January 16th, 2014|

Jamie Kober (left) oversees the control room in the new packing facility. Sally Lutz is the facility [...]

Time for a new tart cherry

By |January 16th, 2014|

Getting traits moved can take years. The virtue of the cherries on the left is high resistance [...]

Keep poisons away from pets

By |January 16th, 2014|

Last fall, Dr. Sandy Wasson’s two Labrador retriever dogs became sick after going for a walk in an orchard [...]