January 1st 2009 Issue

Good Point – Desmond O'Rourke

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Most economic slowdowns have little measurable impact on the demand for fresh fruits. In rich countries like the United [...]

Concord juice, a super food

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The Washington juice grape industry is missing out on an opportunity by not promoting the fruit’s nutritional value, Rocky [...]

Sustainability standards

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As development of a national standard for sustainable agriculture moves forward, the Northwest Horticultural Council is following the process [...]

High interest in new varieties

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The first Washington plantings of Envy will go in the ground in 2010. Growers are [...]

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 quiet spoken, Ralph Broetje is uncharacteristically [...]