Year-end shipping reports to be required

By |August 26th, 2014|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to require Washington apple shippers to submit season-end reports on the volume [...]

Processors agree to price schedule for Michigan apples

By |August 20th, 2014|

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers marketing committee has negotiated minimum apple prices with six apple processors.

The prices are $12.50 [...]

Native plants attract beneficial insects

By |August 20th, 2014|

David James hopes to expand his research to more vineyards.

An easy way to test maturity

By |August 19th, 2014|

The DA-meter measures chlorophyll in the outer layer of the apple.

The increasing problem of yellow jackets and hornets

By |August 18th, 2014|

If yellow jackets and hornets seem more of a problem these days, it’s not your imagination.

GMO debate rages

By |August 18th, 2014|

Deregulation process misses a key point, critics say, claiming GMOs are not substantially equivalent.

Washington apple producers hope to resume exports to China

By |August 15th, 2014|

After being shut out of China for two seasons, some Washington apple producers will likely try to comply with [...]

USDA publishes proposed rule to allow imports of apples from China

By |August 15th, 2014|

The public has until September 16 to comment on the proposed rule.

What makes peach trees tick?

By |August 15th, 2014|

Ted DeJong has spent a career finding answers to that question.

Symms celebrates a century of business

By |August 14th, 2014|

Symms Fruit Ranch is one of the few remaining tree fruit shippers in Idaho.