International

New Zealand’s ­audacious plan

By |November 22nd, 2013|

The New Zealand pipfruit industry hopes to double its worth in the coming decade.

Russian retailers see Washington harvest

By |October 25th, 2013|

Produce buyers from five Russian retail chains, who came to Washington State this week to learn about the tree [...]

Cherry sales sizzle in China

By |October 18th, 2013|

Online cherry sales in China were the highlight of a season that growers, marketers, and retailers would rather forget.

Learning from last season

By |October 17th, 2013|

The 2012 U.S. apple crop holds some lessons for apple marketers, lessons that are not “intuitive.” For example, consumers [...]

How many apples?

By |August 1st, 2013|

When the U.S. Apple Association convenes in Chicago later this month for the Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, [...]

The French connection

By |August 1st, 2013|

At least a dozen orchardists along the Hudson River from New York City north to Albany are developing cideries—the [...]

Export promotions need shipper support

By |August 1st, 2013|

Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, says the industry needs to increase demand.
Geraldine Warner

The Washington Apple [...]

Good Stuff

By |August 1st, 2013|

Closer receives registration
Dow AgroSciences has received federal registration of its sulfoxaflor insecticide, sold under the brand name Closer, [...]

Cider history repeated?

By |August 1st, 2013|

Reputedly, hard cider is America’s historic beverage, once considered safer to drink than water and easy to produce since [...]

China could become big pear market

By |July 1st, 2013|

China could become a significant market for U.S. pears. Louis Ng, who represents the Pear Bureau Northwest in China, believes China could be importing 500,000 to 600,000 boxes of pears annually within the next five to ten years. That would make China the second-largest pear export market after Mexico.