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Agency directors from Washington, Oregon, Michigan, and New York give their take on the world of tree fruit.

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Corr: We partner to serve growers

February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Any organization with a need for getting horticultural information to growers should think of us.

As legacy ends, another begins

September 17th, 2015|2 Comments

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In England, the Yorkshire city of Huddersfield can be found near the confluence of the

Low snow spells trouble

July 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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Months ago, I saw it coming. Crossing Snoqualmie Pass in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, I drove

Corr: Consumers decide

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

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The June 2015 issue of Good Fruit Grower examines how new varieties are changing the

Why telling our story matters: Good Point

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By Jon DeVaney

While not yet ratified, an agreement on a new contract for West Coast

DeVaney: Why telling our story matters

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

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By Jon DeVaney

While not yet ratified, an agreement on a new contract for West Coast

Fryhover: USDA’s Arctic apple decision means differentiation and education will be imperative

February 17th, 2015|1 Comment

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The recent approval by USDA of the Arctic apple brands wasn’t unforeseen by our industry.

Thurlby: Northwest cherries shipping, selling at near record volumes

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As the saying goes in the cherry industry, the only thing that’s the same every

Grim: Washington’s industry consolidation has reached the bell lap

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Two and one-half years have passed since West Mathison broached the idea of industry consolidation in Washington State at the December, 2011 Annual Meeting in Wenatchee of the Washington State Horticultural Association (WSHA).

Thurlby: Northwest cherry team on the go through first crop estimate

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The promotion staff at the Northwest Cherry Growers has been all over the globe over

Good Fruit Grower improves service to growers

November 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

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As the Northwest Tree Fruit Industry races toward 2014, the team at the Washington State

The Fickle Nature of Earned Media

September 9th, 2013|0 Comments

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With the industry running full tilt into apple harvest … the team at the Northwest

The Art, Science…and Luck of Cherry Crop Estimation

June 12th, 2013|0 Comments

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It’s June 12th 2013 and the Northwest Cherry harvest for this season is officially underway.

Reporting from Asia

May 6th, 2013|0 Comments

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TOKYO, Japan — As the Northwest Cherry Season quickly approaches I am spending two weeks

Priority No. 2

April 15th, 2013|0 Comments

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As the Washington apple production increases and U.S. apple consumption remains flat (if not arguably

A New Cherry Season Brings Hope, Opportunity and Plenty of Challenges

April 15th, 2013|0 Comments

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As the Northwest Cherry season draws closer by the day … for the first time

In Times of Plenty

April 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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I think we can all agree the record Washington apple crop of 2012 couldn’t have

Optimistic about pears

February 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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Recently, I had the pleasure to address a large number of growers at North Central

Plan ahead

January 25th, 2013|0 Comments

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This week, I had the pleasure of giving presentations at apple meetings in Chelan and

A Glimpse of Washington State’s Future

December 14th, 2012|0 Comments

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In the third week of July 2012, at the Washington Apple Commission’s board of directors

On the Hill in D.C.

October 11th, 2012|0 Comments

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Last week, I joined 500 produce industry professionals in Washington, D.C., for the United Fresh

Will We Miss It?

October 11th, 2012|0 Comments

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With 300,000,000 middle-class consumers—and growing—China is Washington State’s fourth-largest export market and has been identified

Northwest Cherry 2012 Season at a Glance

September 20th, 2012|0 Comments

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The final sweet cherry shipments from the Pacific Northwest left the industry this weekend, bringing

Off and Running

August 20th, 2012|0 Comments

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As you are harvesting pears OFF your trees, we are RUNNING to get our marketing

Don’t Count Your Chickens…

August 14th, 2012|0 Comments

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On the surface, what a year 2012 could be to a Washington State apple grower! 

Stone Fruit Marketing in Canada

April 19th, 2012|0 Comments

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I was able to attend the annual Canadian Produce

Cool Weather Becomes Grower Friendly

April 11th, 2012|0 Comments

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Over the last few weeks, New York Apple growers have cursed the cold weather, but

Freeze warnings!

March 26th, 2012|0 Comments

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Tonight could be the night we talk about all year.

Hard freeze warnings are forecast across

March Madness

March 19th, 2012|0 Comments

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As an avid NCCA basketball fan who lives for March each year, the Madness is

Lurking market issues

March 7th, 2012|0 Comments

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The 2011-2012 Washington State apple season has been a warm welcome to the financial stability

NY Congressman Introduces Bill

February 15th, 2012|0 Comments

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This week, Congressman Bill Owens, who represents the largest McIntosh growing region in the world,

D.C. meeting yields common message

February 3rd, 2012|0 Comments

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Last week, apple folks from Washington State to Vermont met in Washington, D.C., to attend

Sometimes Politics

January 9th, 2012|0 Comments

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In all businesses, there are days where politics come

A Blog about a Blog

November 28th, 2011|0 Comments

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Today I am blogging about another blog called the Pear

Nothing Stays the Same

November 4th, 2011|0 Comments

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Soon it will be 10 years since the duties and responsibilities of the Washington Apple

Gotta Be Heard!

October 27th, 2011|0 Comments

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How many years have we said, “Unless you fix immigration, our apples will not be

A Busy Start

October 27th, 2011|0 Comments

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As we move into our prime promotion season, some positive things are happening in the

The Tree Fruit Industry Attends Produce Marketing Association Meeting in Atlanta

October 21st, 2011|0 Comments

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Keith Hu visits with a Chinese importer at PMA 2011. The

Labor reform

October 12th, 2011|0 Comments

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Dear Congressional Staff:

I apologize for what might seem to be a form message to you

Earthquakes, Hurricane, Tropical Storms and E-Verify!

September 23rd, 2011|0 Comments

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Holy Catastrophe, Batman! What’s next?

Dealing with Mother Nature in the North East, is certainly something

U.S. Apple Conference

August 23rd, 2011|0 Comments

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Last week, I attended the USApple Outlook Conference in Chicago in association with a USApple

Early Morning Media Blitz

July 16th, 2011|0 Comments

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As National Rainier Cherry Day came and went this week, the

The Sweet Cherry Business

June 28th, 2011|0 Comments

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The 2011 Northwest Cherry season is finally under way … with first harvest starting to

Waiting on the 2011 Crop

June 7th, 2011|0 Comments

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Up to this point, the theme for the 2011 Northwest Cherry season has been “hurry

Corporate Welfare

June 1st, 2011|0 Comments

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On May 20th, I had the pleasure of attending an agricultural roundtable in Spokane orchestrated

Eating red to a healthy heart

May 6th, 2011|0 Comments

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Three new studies link eating red to a healthy heart. Tart cherries contain powerful antioxidants

Olympia oversteps authority with WAC

May 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

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As is the situation in any business, there is always ‘more to it than meets

Referendum results

May 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

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On April 25th, U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the results of the recent pear referendum

A Record Year

April 19th, 2011|0 Comments

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There are numerous reasons for loving this industry: working closely with the hard-working growers who

And So It Begins …

April 8th, 2011|0 Comments

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Photo: Eric Johnson Orchards, April 7, 2011
This is the time of year where we hope