Washington-Chile partnership

By |December 1st, 2012|

Washington State fruit growers and packers Gebbers Farms of Brewster and Chelan Fruit Cooperative have purchased a 50-percent stake [...]

The clubs of Quebec

By |September 1st, 2012|

Apple growers in Canada’s Quebec Province march to the beat of a different drummer. They are much more tightly [...]

Apple growers’ union gives market power to Quebec growers

By |September 1st, 2012|

For a relatively small industry with annual apple production of about 6 million bushels, the apple growers of Quebec [...]

World awaits B.C. cherries

By |June 1st, 2012|

High quality, self-fertile cherry varieties developed in British Columbia, Canada, have become standards in the international cherry industry.

British Columbia’s [...]

Organic plantings drop

By |May 1st, 2012|

Organic tree fruit acreage in Washington State is on the decline overall, although plantings of organic Honeycrisp have increased [...]

Pests sneak into U.K.

By |April 1st, 2012|

Two new pests—the brown marmorated stinkbug and spotted wing drosophila—have snuck into the United Kingdom but are not yet [...]

Export focus is not new

By |March 15th, 2012|

The Washington apple industry was exporting a significant percentage of its crop, long before the Washington Apple Commission was [...]

EU regulations stifle fruit exports

By |March 15th, 2012|

Pacific Northwest apple and pear exports to Europe have dropped dramatically since pesticide ­regulations were harmonized among members of [...]

Easier access to MRLs

By |March 15th, 2012|

Growers using Washington State University’s online Decision Aid System this season will be able to consider pesticide maximum residue [...]

Heed global trends

By |March 15th, 2012|

The global food business is increasingly complex, with new players, new linkages, and cause-and-effect reactions that impact food supply [...]