January 1st 2009 Issue

Higher Concord prices predicted

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The East Coast had a large Concord crop this year. Juice grape growers in Washington [...]

Ag fair adds apples

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These Nicola apples grown by Dashan Gill of Oliver, British Columbia, took a first place for new [...]

A bright future for Washington grapes

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Washington State’s grape industry has been a consistent bright spot in the last decade among the state’s agricultural commodities, [...]

Man with a mission

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Aerial view of Broetje Orchards labor housing and packing and storage facility, with part of the orchard [...]

Winning growers embrace innovation

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Marc van Roechoudt had the best Royal Gala apples at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, [...]

Immigration reform needed

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Part of the Broetje Orchards community of family homes and apartments. Normally reserved and [...]

Orchard donates millions to missions

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Over the past 18 years, Broetje Orchards, near Prescott, Washington, has donated around [...]

Variety pioneer

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Ralph Broetje is converting part of his orchard to organic. Ralph Broetje’s interest in new [...]

Last Bite

By |January 1st, 2009|

The Sanderson label was a simple, yet attractive design that relied more on typography than color. There [...]

Economic uncertainty

By |January 1st, 2009|

Tree fruit nurseries are wondering how the global economic recession might affect a recent apple-planting boom in Washington. [...]