Out of the Orchard

A Glimpse of Washington State’s Future

By |December 14th, 2012|

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In the third week of July 2012, at the Washington Apple Commission’s board of directors meeting, I decided to have

On the Hill in D.C.

By |October 11th, 2012|

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Last week, I joined 500 produce industry professionals in Washington, D.C., for the United Fresh Public Policy Conference. Two highlights

Will We Miss It?

By |October 11th, 2012|

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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 as the number-two growth market

Northwest Cherry 2012 Season at a Glance

By |September 20th, 2012|

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The final sweet cherry shipments from the Pacific Northwest left the industry this weekend, bringing an end to a challenging,

Off and Running

By |August 20th, 2012|

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As you are harvesting pears OFF your trees, we are RUNNING to get our marketing programs in place to help

Don’t Count Your Chickens…

By |August 14th, 2012|

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

Stone Fruit Marketing in Canada

By |April 19th, 2012|

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I was able to attend the annual Canadian Produce Marketing Association conference through this

Cool Weather Becomes Grower Friendly

By |April 11th, 2012|

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Over the last few weeks, New York Apple growers have cursed the cold weather, but are now praising the cooler

Freeze warnings!

By |March 26th, 2012|

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Tonight could be the night we talk about all year.

Hard freeze warnings are forecast across New York State for tonight,

March Madness

By |March 19th, 2012|

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As an avid NCCA basketball fan who lives for March each year, the Madness is not only about my team.This

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