January 15th 2013 Issue

Cider squeezing with the dragon

By |January 15th, 2013|

Developers put some teeth into their apple press.
Photo courtesy of Anderson Island Historical Society

The humble potato harvester, developed [...]

Auction benefits research

By |January 15th, 2013|

Washington State’s wine industry will receive a big windfall this year when the Auction of Washington Wines contributes nearly [...]

Ladders on the run

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Photos courtesy of John Maher

It was the “elegant, gorgeous shape” of wooden orchard ladders that first struck artist John [...]

Why it matters where you sell your grapes

By |January 15th, 2013|

Colin Morrell

With 700 wineries in Washington State and numerous more in neighboring states, wine grape growers have plenty of [...]

Wine Wheel of Fortune

By |January 15th, 2013|

California is facing an emerging wine shortage, according to Stephens Moody with Turrentine Brokerage in Novato, California.

Turrentine, which handles [...]

Red-fleshed apples

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The red trait, which is common in crab apples and ornamentals, produces flesh colored anywhere from pink to deep [...]

Birth of the Washivores

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It all began over French fries. I was eating lunch with a group of professional women in Washington State. [...]

End of the line

By |January 15th, 2013|

Growers Credit Corporation board members and staff leave their last board meeting. Pictured are (from left) Bob Petersen of [...]

The future of Rainier cherries

By |January 15th, 2013|

The blush color of Rainier cherries sets the fruit apart in the marketplace. But color is also one of [...]

Ag groups united

By |January 15th, 2013|

Tree fruit industry advocates believe the timing is right for Congress to pass an immigration reform bill. But it [...]