Melissa Hansen

Arvid V. Monson 1941 – 2014

By |December 9th, 2014|

Diversified grower, rancher, and founder of Goose Ridge Winery Arvid Monson, 73, died December 1. The long time Yakima [...]

What can be done to limit damage from the November freeze?

By |December 4th, 2014|

The cold weather that blasted the Pacific Northwest during mid-November is causing worry among many growers.

Some areas are reporting [...]

  • Agriculture officials from China visit an apple packing line in Yakima, Washington on September 16, 2014. The officials met with Northwest growers and packers regarding export protocol compliance.(Courtesy Bob Bishop, USDA Trade Specialist)
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    Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

By |November 25th, 2014|

Industry grateful as biggest apple crop ever prepares to ship.

Sensors help classify insects

By |November 21st, 2014|

New research holds promise for growers.

Tree fruit groups do well with new MAP funding

By |November 20th, 2014|

The nation’s tree fruit organizations fared well in 2015 funding allocations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access [...]

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    Washington wine and juice grape tonnage soars; juice prices fall

Washington wine and juice grape tonnage soars; juice prices fall

By |November 17th, 2014|

Cash prices to Concord grape growers for 2014 crop plummet to $110 per ton.

Eric Dunham 1970 – 2014

By |November 3rd, 2014|

Washington’s Walla Walla winemaking veteran Eric Dunham died October 23 in Cannon Beach, Oregon. He was 44.

Dunham was born [...]

Optical sorters come to wineries

By |November 1st, 2014|

The same type of high-tech sorting equipment used by tree fruit packers is being adopted in the wine industry.

John Daniel Gebbers, 1930 – 2014

By |October 31st, 2014|

 

John “Danny” Gebbers, 84, patriarch of the Gebbers family that has been growing apples near Brewster for more than [...]

China opens to Washington State apples

By |October 29th, 2014|

 
Good news came to Washington’s apple industry today when U.S. Department of Agriculture officials announced the immediate reopening [...]