Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

By |November 26th, 2014|

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

Sean Gilbert, Young Grower from Yakima, Washington

By |November 26th, 2014|

age / 34
crops / Apples, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines and wine grapes
title / General manager
business [...]

Mylar machine moves fast

By |November 26th, 2014|

Antonio Montoya invented a machine that takes most of the labor out of laying a reflective mulch.

A tale of two harvesters

By |November 26th, 2014|

Two ladderless apple harvest machines vie for grower approval. They are now for sale.

Organic fruit attracts customers

By |November 26th, 2014|

Steve Tennes, who operates the Country Mill orchard and farm market at Charlotte, Michigan, became convinced several years ago [...]

  • Agriculture officials from China visit an apple packing line in Yakima, Washington on September 16, 2014. The officials met with Northwest growers and packers regarding export protocol compliance.(Courtesy Bob Bishop, USDA Trade Specialist)
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    Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

By |November 25th, 2014|

Industry grateful as biggest apple crop ever prepares to ship.

Fighting food fraud with forensics

By |November 20th, 2014|

Each apple has a chemical fingerprint that links it to the place it was grown.

USDA Announces Loss Adjustment for Late Apple Harvest

By |November 6th, 2014|

Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policyholders are getting an extension because of the delayed maturity of apple crop this year.

The USDA [...]

Alex Chinchiolo, Young Grower from Ripon, California

By |November 1st, 2014|

age / 28
crops / Apples, cherries
title / Partner, farm manager
business / River Bend Orchards
education / [...]

China opens to Washington State apples

By |October 29th, 2014|

 
Good news came to Washington’s apple industry today when U.S. Department of Agriculture officials announced the immediate reopening [...]