February 1st 2012 Issue

Economy down, wine sales up

By |February 1st, 2012|

Despite a bleak economic picture for many Americans, it’s a good time for [...]

Grape program feels budget cuts

By |February 1st, 2012|

Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling is hopeful research funding will be restored in the next Farm Bill. [...]

Honoree is a survivor

By |February 1st, 2012|

Rob Andrews, holding what was once a Merlot vine, said they wasted no time reworking their Merlot blocks, which [...]

Marquette tested in Washington

By |February 1st, 2012|

Paul Champoux Washington State’s Paul Champoux of Alderdale, known for his award-winning grapes grown [...]

Sell food safety from the top down

By |February 1st, 2012|

Food safety means different things to different people—sanitation, temperature control, personal hygiene, quality assurance, regulations—but what it really [...]

Good Job

By |February 1st, 2012|

Lewis receives Latino award
Karen Lewis, Washington State University tree fruit regional extension specialist, has been honored with the [...]

Globalization threatens wine terroir

By |February 1st, 2012|

Globalization has brought the world of wine to our front door, offering endless choices for consumers and great [...]

Cherry marketing order passes

By |February 1st, 2012|

Washington State sweet cherry growers voted to continue the federal marketing order that regulates sweet cherries.  During the [...]

Inmates available

By |February 1st, 2012|

Inmates are available to work in Washington State orchards for the same hourly wage as other ­employees receive.

Dan Fazio, [...]

Minnesota grapes get national attention

By |February 1st, 2012|

Marquette, which can survive to -30°F, has potential for Washington State. Sara Granstrom The [...]