Sweethearts offer better returns than Bings in Washington

By |May 30th, 2017|

WSU economists find a sweeter investment in Sweethearts than Bings when comparing production costs.

L.A. Times: Trump promised a ‘big beautiful door’ in his border wall. California farmers are ready and waiting

By |May 25th, 2017|

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From the Los Angeles Times:
More than 11,000 foreign guest workers like Betancourt were approved last year to harvest the lettuce,

Vanguard International buys Pride Packing

By |May 25th, 2017|

The Vanguard International Group of Issaquah, Washington, has purchased Pride Packing Co. of Wapato, Washington, to further its goal of developing a vertically integrated fresh-fruit organization.

Holtzinger Fruit changes name to Fourth Leaf

By |May 25th, 2017|

Holtzinger Fruit Co., the only packer in Washington that works solely with independent growers, has changed its name to Fourth Leaf Fruit Company.

Phytelligence partners with Cornell to grow Geneva rootstocks

By |May 24th, 2017|

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Agriculture biotech company Phytelligence has announced a partnership with Cornell University.

Here’s the news release:
Phytelligence has announced a collaboration with Cornell

Sugar sours birds on eating valuable cherry crops

By |May 24th, 2017|

Sweet revenge for bird control

Sanitation workshops set for May 31, June 1

By |May 24th, 2017|

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission will host cleaning and sanitation workshops on May 31 in Naches, Washington, and on June 1 in East Wenatchee, Washington.

Ag groups respond to Trump’s proposed budget

By |May 24th, 2017|

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Here is an ongoing roundup of responses to President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal, which was released Tuesday, May 23.
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Pscheidt: How to rate viruses

By |May 22nd, 2017|

With three-dozen different viruses that can be found on cherry trees, which ones do growers need to worry about?

What’s hiding in your orchard?

By |May 22nd, 2017|

A survey of cherry viruses in Oregon has turned up none that are new to the Pacific Northwest, which is a good thing. However, at least two new viruses, and possibly a third, have been detected in Oregon for the first time — and two of the three could have a significant impact on cherry production if not controlled.

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