February 1st 2010 Issue

Good Point – Sharlau: Democracy isn’t dead in ag

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Government by the people seems to be alive and well in the agricultural community. And unless you’re a member [...]

Creating brand identity

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Pacific Rim’s wine portfolio includes dry and sweet Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, and a few blends, but the brand [...]

A grand dream

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Grand Rêve Estate Vineyard sits high above Col Solare Winery on Washington State’s Red Mountain, as seen in the [...]

Last Bite – A double-duty fruit box label

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The ranch house still exists but the sign identifying the property, which was unusual for an area fruit ranch, [...]

Growing tomorrow’s leaders

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Noel Mathison (with beard) makes a point during a Class 32 seminar.

What does Washington State Senator Linda Evans Parlette [...]

Time to test drive WA2

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WSU selections available for tasting, during a new variety showcase at the Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting.

Washington apple [...]

Next-generation harvester

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The harvester has four suction tubes for each worker to use. Fruit travels up the tube to an electronic [...]

New AVA has historic roots

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One of the original vines planted in 1917 by William Bridgeman, still in production today.

by Chelan David and Melissa [...]

Choosing an orchard system and density

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An example of a highly organized V trellis system used by Washington’s Auvil Fruit Company

With the site, rootstock and [...]

Washington wine industry should tell its story

By |February 1st, 2010|

Although Washington State’s wine industry is well positioned in the current ‘value-driven’ wine market, a wine consultant from Napa, [...]