Trade agreement is unifying

By |February 27th, 2015|

A few years ago, Todd Fryhover of the Washington State Apple Commission was invited to speak at the Premier [...]

Schlect: A cold Arctic blast

By |February 17th, 2015|

● USDA announced last Friday its deregulation of a Canadian firm’s–Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc.–two varieties (Granny Smith and Golden) [...]

Flavor reigns at Andy’s Orchard

By |February 17th, 2015|

Andy Mariani and his tree-ripened fruit have a cult-like following.

Premium wine sales still growing

By |February 10th, 2015|

Growers need to focus on quality and target fruit for the $15 and up price point, say wine marketers.

Interpoma impressions: Photo gallery from 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Pictures from the international apple machinery show in Italy.

Big export year for Northwest cherries

By |January 27th, 2015|

The 2014 season was not only a record year for Northwest cherries, it was one of the best years [...]

China’s cold chain is improving

By |January 27th, 2015|

Though China’s lack of cold-chain facilities and logistics for perishable products has been its Achilles heel, improvements are expected [...]

China agrees to accept all varieties of U.S. apples

By |January 26th, 2015|

The reciprocal agreement will allow China to ship apples into the United States.

Bigger crops ahead

By |January 21st, 2015|

Growers will need to produce niche varieties and maximize production efficiency, marketers say.

Financing farming dreams

By |January 15th, 2015|

Loan programs are invaluable to beginning growers.