January 1st 2013 Issue

Understanding how the Affordable Care Act affects growers

By |November 27th, 2013|

Ag employers and employees face a mandate to offer and have health insurance.

Hort awards and recognition

By |January 1st, 2013|

The following fruit industry members were honored during the Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting in December.
Silver Apple

Paternity test implicates Napoleon

By |January 1st, 2013|

Genetic testing has revealed that the blush cherry Napoleon Bigarreau (Napoleon for short) is the father of the Bing [...]

Juice grape crop down in 2012

By |January 1st, 2013|

Washington State produced an estimated 174,000 tons of juice grapes in 2012, down from its ten-year average of 193,000 [...]

Good Job

By |January 1st, 2013|

Cherry co-op names new president
Oregon Cherry Growers, Inc., a member -owned fruit cooper­ative, named Timothy Ramsey as its [...]

Hydrocooled apples stay crisp and tasty

By |January 1st, 2013|

The Gadbois family has planted most of its apples on Canada-developed Ottawa rootstocks. Trees at right are Sunrise on [...]

Tower sprayer works for Quebec grower

By |January 1st, 2013|

Fruiteraie des Gadbois has another unique feature, a tower, or sleeve, sprayer Benoit Gadbois developed working with Dr. Bernard [...]

Where is the juice grape market headed?

By |January 1st, 2013|

Greg MacGill

On the surface, Washington State’s juice grape industry looks the picture of good economic times—crop inventories are in [...]

New player enters Concord juice deal

By |January 1st, 2013|

The last berries of a Concord grape delivery make their way from the receiving station to the de-stemmer.
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Putting the apple into apple juice

By |January 1st, 2013|

Terry Chambers, left, and Jim Early stand in front of five new tanks added this year to increase bulk [...]