January 1st 2014 Issue

Retail sales of sliced apples continue to soar

By |January 13th, 2014|

At first glance, apples, like eggs, seem endowed by nature with perfect packaging, but the ­market for fresh apple [...]

Consider the market: Good Point

By |January 7th, 2014|

For a new apple variety to succeed, the marketer must understand what drives consumer and retailer preferences.

Family business finds niche

By |January 7th, 2014|

The Tonnemakers say industry consolidation has left opportunities for small operators to sell directly to consumers.

Sustainable organics

By |January 7th, 2014|

Jim Koan wants organic practices to be based on science, not politics.

Jim Koan; A man of principle

By |January 6th, 2014|

Jim Koan, Michigan organic apple pioneer, is honored by the state’s Horticultural Society.

A common sense organic approach

By |January 6th, 2014|

Silver Apple Award winner Ray Fuller approaches organic production from a scientific point of view.

Crossing the border

By |January 6th, 2014|

Some B.C. apples moved south last fall, into Washington packing houses.

Washington wine grape outlook

By |January 6th, 2014|

Americans are drinking more wine

Juice grape trends for 2014

By |January 6th, 2014|

Cash prices are trending downward, production is trending upward.

Growers have less need for loans

By |January 6th, 2014|

Apple growers continue to upgrade orchards, and lenders stay willing to lend.