Melissa Hansen

Tree fruit groups do well with new MAP funding

By |November 20th, 2014|

The nation’s tree fruit organizations fared well in 2015 funding allocations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access [...]

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    Washington wine and juice grape tonnage soars; juice prices fall

Washington wine and juice grape tonnage soars; juice prices fall

By |November 17th, 2014|

Cash prices to Concord grape growers for 2014 crop plummet to $110 per ton.

Optical sorters come to wineries

By |November 1st, 2014|

The same type of high-tech sorting equipment used by tree fruit packers is being adopted in the wine industry.

John Daniel Gebbers, 1930 – 2014

By |October 31st, 2014|

 

John “Danny” Gebbers, 84, patriarch of the Gebbers family that has been growing apples near Brewster for more than [...]

China opens to Washington State apples

By |October 29th, 2014|

 
Good news came to Washington’s apple industry today when U.S. Department of Agriculture officials announced the immediate reopening [...]

SnapDragon hits store shelves in November

By |October 23rd, 2014|

RubyFrost will go to market in January.

Ste. Michelle hosts rootstock trial

By |October 15th, 2014|

This is one of the first full-scale rootstock trials in a commercial vineyard

Chose plant material wisely

By |October 15th, 2014|

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will plant nematode-resistant rootstocks for the first time in Washington on a small scale.

Michael L. Miller, 1947 – 2014

By |October 9th, 2014|

Mike Miller, 67, known for his infectious grin, had deep roots in Washington’s Yakima Valley agriculture.

His grandfather helped to [...]

Guy William “Bill” Powers, 1926 – 2014

By |October 2nd, 2014|

Washington wine industry legend Bill Powers, known for his innovative, organic grape growing and winemaking, died September 23. He was 88.