Tree fruit associations close down

By |August 29th, 2014|

Two long-established tree fruit organizations closed their doors on August 29 as they merged into the new Washington State [...]

Apple crop is big worldwide

By |August 28th, 2014|

United States apple growers are harvesting a big crop—the third largest ever—but that’s a small part of the big [...]

Good Point: Success in pear marketing

By |August 27th, 2014|

Change can be uncomfortable, but is unavoidable. One key to change is adaptation, being aware of and flexible to [...]

Processors agree to price schedule for Michigan apples

By |August 20th, 2014|

The Michigan Processing Apple Growers marketing committee has negotiated minimum apple prices with six apple processors.

The prices are $12.50 [...]

Washington apple producers hope to resume exports to China

By |August 15th, 2014|

After being shut out of China for two seasons, some Washington apple producers will likely try to comply with [...]

USDA publishes proposed rule to allow imports of apples from China

By |August 15th, 2014|

The public has until September 16 to comment on the proposed rule.

California fruit league changes name

By |August 12th, 2014|

Nearly 80 years after its inception, the California Grape and Tree Fruit League announced they are changing their name [...]

Schlect: From Russia without love

By |August 12th, 2014|

● Russia’s economic ban on U.S. agricultural goods will affect the Pacific Northwest’s apple and pear export programs [...]

Washington expects a record apple crop of 140 million boxes

By |August 8th, 2014|

Washington State orchardists expect to harvest 140 million boxes of apples this fall, almost 10 percent more than ever [...]

NW cherry crop breaks record

By |August 7th, 2014|

For Northwest cherry growers, the season has been quick to harvest and has now reached a record-breaking volume, blowing [...]