First Bite

By |May 15th, 2013|


As the Northwest cherry season draws closer, for the first time in six or seven years I am [...]

Meet Washington State’s new agriculture director

By |April 15th, 2013|

Bud Hover

Bud Hover’s road to directorship of the Washington State Department of Agriculture began in 1938 when his mother [...]

Good Point: Forecasting future Asian import demand

By |March 1st, 2013|

More information on the study is available on the Web site or by sending an e-mail to

Leading [...]

U.S. pears head to China

By |March 1st, 2013|

The Pear Bureau Northwest is giving this framed God of Fortune poster to Chinese importers to demonstrate the profit [...]

Red-fleshed apples

By |January 15th, 2013|

The red trait, which is common in crab apples and ornamentals, produces flesh colored anywhere from pink to deep [...]

Wine Wheel of Fortune

By |January 15th, 2013|

California is facing an emerging wine shortage, according to Stephens Moody with Turrentine Brokerage in Novato, California.

Turrentine, which handles [...]

Last Bite: Cox pipped out by Gala

By |December 1st, 2012|

Cox’s Orange Pippin is a firm, juicy, full-flavored apple with an orange-red skin and cream-colored flesh.
Photo by Jacqueline [...]

Washington-Chile partnership

By |December 1st, 2012|

Washington State fruit growers and packers Gebbers Farms of Brewster and Chelan Fruit Cooperative have purchased a 50-percent stake [...]

The clubs of Quebec

By |September 1st, 2012|

Paul and Gérald Lussier have about 100 acres of apples and are part of the apple club that hired [...]

Apple growers’ union gives market power to Quebec growers

By |September 1st, 2012|

Steve Levasseur is president of the Federation of Apple Growers of Quebec, a powerful entity establishing prices and quality [...]