December 2012 Issue

Last Bite: Cox pipped out by Gala

By |December 1st, 2012|

Cox’s Orange Pippin is a firm, juicy, full-flavored apple with an orange-red skin and cream-colored flesh.
Photo by Jacqueline [...]

Cherry economics

By |December 1st, 2012|

Several new studies that look at the enterprise budgets of standard and high-density sweet cherry orchards and the economics [...]

Blueberry grower tries new methods

By |December 1st, 2012|

While Michigan is considered a natural for blueberry production because of the acid, sandy soils located in the moderated [...]

Farm labor solution critical

By |December 1st, 2012|

Just before the November elections, there was a flurry of farm labor-related activity in Washington, D.C.

As it turns out, [...]

Good Point

By |December 1st, 2012|

As a tree fruit grower in Washington State, you are involved in a risky business. Some years the dice [...]

Use AgProfit to customize data

By |December 1st, 2012|

The high-density orchard establishment study and the enterprise budgets are designed to work with AgProfit, a computer software program [...]

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 [...]

GAO report documents, but doesn’t fix, H-2A

By |December 1st, 2012|

Adding new fuel to the growing fire over farm labor reform, the Government Accountability Office issued a report in [...]

Organic trade association seeks input

By |December 1st, 2012|

The Organic Trade Association is holding town-hall forums across the country to gather industry thoughts about the association’s proposal [...]

High-density cherry orchard economics

By |December 1st, 2012|

Planting a high-density cherry orchard, with its earlier production and potential for higher yields at maturity, is one of [...]