75th Cherry Institute set for Jan. 12 in Yakima

By |October 25th, 2017|

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

Organics programs need all voices

By |October 25th, 2017|

A sticky situation: Industry is urging growers to get involved with standards board.

Sprouts Farmers Market named Pear Retailer of the Year

By |October 24th, 2017|

For the second straight year, the pear industry has granted the Pear Retailer of the Year honor to a Phoenix-based natural foods store.

Napa Valley wineries largely dodge wildfire destruction

By |October 23rd, 2017|

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.

Underwood Fruit plans to rebuild after fire

By |October 20th, 2017|

The federal government is investigating a fire that destroyed a pear packing facility in Bingen, Washington, while the company is rerouting its fruit and some of its employees to other Northwest packers.

A better bitter pit predictor

By |October 18th, 2017|

Measuring tree vigor and peel chemistry gives the best indication which fruit is at risk.

Stemilt will use virtual reality for tours at PMA show

By |October 17th, 2017|

Those attending the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit will get a glimpse of Stemilt Growers without having to leave the conference.

Independent grower not afraid to try different techniques

By |October 17th, 2017|

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On White Trail Road near Quincy, Washington, just past a development of small homes and a golf course, Roberto Guerrero

European Cherry Fruit Fly found in NY

By |October 16th, 2017|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have confirmed that European Cherry Fruit Fly is now present in Niagara County, New York. The invasive pest was first detected in North America in Ontario, Canada, in 2015.

Good Fruit Grower earns grant for Spanish coverage

By |October 11th, 2017|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have announced this year's recipients of Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds.

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