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

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

By |February 17th, 2015|

The recent approval by USDA of the Arctic apple brands wasn’t unforeseen by our industry. We have been preparing [...]

Schlect: A cold Arctic blast

By |February 17th, 2015|

● USDA announced last Friday its deregulation of a Canadian firm’s–Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc.–two varieties (Granny Smith and Golden) [...]

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    Corr: Was USDA’s GMO decision a black cat crossing America’s orchards?

Corr: Was USDA’s GMO decision a black cat crossing America’s orchards?

By |February 17th, 2015|

To hear some critics tell it, the government’s decision Friday the 13th to deregulate a GMO apple was bad [...]

Twilight and sunset

By |February 16th, 2015|

We always tend to hear nice things about our covers, but this month’s two selections have brought quite a [...]

Schlect: State of the Union

By |January 27th, 2015|

● The Foreign Agricultural Service has long been viewed as an elite arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, [...]

Making peace with pears

By |January 19th, 2015|

Being in a packing house at the height of harvest always amazes me. I am fascinated at all the [...]

A prize pick!

By |January 9th, 2015|

We asked 4-year-old Ciara Mullinax to pull a name from the hundreds of readers who entered our drawing for [...]

A first for 2015

By |January 1st, 2015|

January 1. Just writing that date stirs thoughts of what’s to come. Each year, we here at Good Fruit Grower put [...]

Schlect: On the docks

By |December 12th, 2014|

● This fall’s disruptions of ocean shipping–that have lacerated our tree fruit exports–beg for some type of long-term [...]

Vineyard, winery tour in southern France

By |December 1st, 2014|

Washington State University’s Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling is leading a 12-day springtime tour in southern France to visit some of [...]