Put us to work for you

By |August 1st, 2011|

I am fortunate to travel the country meeting with apple growers, packers, and other USApple members, and hear firsthand [...]

In the box

By |August 1st, 2011|

Dawson Moore loves apples.

Apple fan
Dawson Moore, pictured on his first birthday last fall, just couldn’t wait until the [...]

Good Point – Save “Lassie”

By |May 1st, 2011|

In late March, Elizabeth Taylor died at age 79 after a long career in front of wedding cakes and [...]

New food safety law could swallow GAP programs

By |March 1st, 2011|

When provisions of the new food safety law (the ­American Food Safety Modernization Act) are implemented, Good Agricultural Practice [...]

Task force to tackle food safety

By |January 15th, 2011|

Published January 15, 2011
The Pacific Northwest tree fruit industry is forming a special task force to draw up [...]

Answers to food safety questions

By |August 1st, 2010|

The Center for Produce Safety held its first produce research symposium in June to review projects it has sponsored.

Chris [...]

Good Point – Frank Gasperini, National Council of Agricultural Employers

By |June 1st, 2010|

Fruit growers are challenged every season by weather, pests, and unpredictable input costs along with the need to compete [...]

Ready for change

By |December 1st, 2009|

As the new president, John Verbrugge will lead Washington’s Horticultural Association into more involvement with state regulatory issues.

New Hort [...]

GRAS2P: Not another audit program

By |December 1st, 2009|

Susan Pheasant

Tesco Nature’s Choice, British Retail Consortium, Safe Quality Food 1000 and 2000, U.S. Department of Agriculture GAP, Costco, [...]

Audit harmony

By |December 1st, 2009|

A group of around 50 produce industry leaders are working on an effort to harmonize the various food-safety standards [...]