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.

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 [...]

First fruit

By |January 1st, 2013|

Bill Dodd stands next to the EverCrisp mother tree, which grows at the Doud family’s County Line Orchard near [...]

Maia’s special advisor

By |January 1st, 2013|

While not associated with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association as its apple breeder, Ohio State University’s Dr. Diane Doud [...]

Hello EverCrisp, goodbye Fuji?

By |January 1st, 2013|

For Mitch Lynd, the introduction of EverCrisp apples into Midwestern growers’ orchards will probably mean they won’t plant Fuji [...]

Good Point: What can we expect from Congress in 2013?

By |January 1st, 2013|

After the November election, the first question from members of our association, other growers, and allied associations was: “What [...]

Packer finds his niche

By |January 1st, 2013|

Scott Smith stands in the first block of Jazz apples that he planted. The orchard in the distance has [...]

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 [...]