November 2009 Issue

Good Point – Chris Schlect

By |November 1st, 2009|

America’s system of delivering food to retail customers is a marvel. Without a cadre of governmental central planners dictating [...]

Cultivating resiliency

By |November 1st, 2009|

Resiliency is the ability to see opportunity in what some people might view as a negative experience.

Dr. Glen Fahs [...]

Last Bite – Groceries, politics, land, fruit

By |November 1st, 2009|

Walter Bolinger became a fruit grower and packer after working for many years as a shopkeeper.

Merchant, politician, real estate [...]

Next big thing testing Mairac

By |November 1st, 2009|

The new variety Mairac in being grown in a test plot in the Wenatchee, Washington, area.

Two partners in the [...]

Industry veteran is new CEO

By |November 1st, 2009|

With more than 30 years’ experience in all aspects of the tree fruit industry, Keith Mathews became CEO in [...]

On the fast track

By |November 1st, 2009|

Michael Weber picks some samples of Mairac in a Washington State test planting.

With apple variety breeders putting a strong [...]

Air quality study shows low pesticide risk

By |November 1st, 2009|

A study that measured agricultural chemicals in the air near Washington State orchards did not find pesticides at levels [...]

Rubens put to the test

By |November 1st, 2009|

The Rubens apple is harvested in early September, after Gala, and turns a vivid [...]

Optimistic about the crop

By |November 1st, 2009|

The Washington Apple Commission is focusing its export efforts this year on markets that have the potential to take [...]

Novel approach

By |November 1st, 2009|

Pete Van Well (left) and Alessio Martinelli of CIV, Italy, admire the color of Rubens apples in Wenatchee, Washington, [...]