Out of the Orchard

Colombia market vulnerable

By |November 23rd, 2010|

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Having just returned from Colombia, Washington’s largest South American apple market, I realized I was witnessing the deterioration of a

Yes We Can…

By |November 1st, 2010|

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In recent years, my wife Maggie and I have canned peaches, tomatoes, and asparagus. Maggie comes from a large family

China, continued….

By |October 18th, 2010|

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I would like to point out the labor-intensive methodology of harvest, to storage, to packing. The first packer asks the

New York Congressional Delegation stands up for US Apples

By |October 13th, 2010|

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After returning from the United Fresh Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., last month, I was inspired to take on

Governor’s Mission to China, Pt. 2

By |October 11th, 2010|

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Monday Visit – We arrived in Yantai in the early afternoon on Monday and proceeded approximately 120km to a modern

Useful Web Sites

By |October 4th, 2010|

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The 2010 pear season is starting out well and we have a lot of activities and programs to help ensure

Governor’s Mission to China

By |October 4th, 2010|

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Mid September, I had the opportunity to travel to China on the Washington State Governor’s Mission. Prior to the mission,

Vietnam: A Land of Mopeds and Growing Cherry Consumption

By |September 30th, 2010|

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Keith Hu discusses merchandising strategy with Metro Fruit Category Manager Vu Thi Thu Huang. The cherry crop

Asian Trade Tour, Week Two

By |September 20th, 2010|

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Governor Christine Gregoire with Northwest Fruit Exporters’ Jim Archer (left) and me on our trade tour through Asia.

Washington Governor’s Tour to Asia

By |September 15th, 2010|

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Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire is taking a group of agriculture representatives on a trade mission to Asia this week

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