International

Big export year for Northwest cherries

By |January 27th, 2015|

The 2014 season was not only a record year for Northwest cherries, it was one of the best years [...]

China’s cold chain is improving

By |January 27th, 2015|

Though China’s lack of cold-chain facilities and logistics for perishable products has been its Achilles heel, improvements are expected [...]

China agrees to accept all varieties of U.S. apples

By |January 26th, 2015|

The reciprocal agreement will allow China to ship apples into the United States.

Bigger crops ahead

By |January 21st, 2015|

Growers will need to produce niche varieties and maximize production efficiency, marketers say.

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 [...]

  • Agriculture officials from China visit an apple packing line in Yakima, Washington on September 16, 2014. The officials met with Northwest growers and packers regarding export protocol compliance.(Courtesy Bob Bishop, USDA Trade Specialist)
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    Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

By |November 25th, 2014|

Industry grateful as biggest apple crop ever prepares to ship.

Hort Council appoints information specialist

By |November 21st, 2014|

Drew Toop will join the staff of the Northwest Horticultural Council as regulatory information specialist on December 8. Toop, [...]

Growers sought for Piqa pears

By |November 16th, 2014|

The New Zealand company Prevar is looking for orchardists in North America who would like to grow new Piqa [...]

New organization to promote Australia’s horticulture industry

By |November 16th, 2014|

A new organization called Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited has been formed to replace Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and undertake [...]

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 [...]