Financing farming dreams

By |January 15th, 2015|

Loan programs are invaluable to beginning growers.

Loans for new farmers

By |January 15th, 2015|

The biggest challenges for young growers are lack of access to capital and land.

Remaining competitive

By |January 15th, 2015|

Ignoring change puts your business at risk.

Grow domestic apple market, analyst urges

By |January 15th, 2015|

The Washington apple industry can’t rely only on exports to absorb increasing volumes.

Washington picks big wine, juice grape crops

By |January 6th, 2015|

Concord grape grower cash prices plummet to $110 per ton.

Schlect: On the docks

By |December 12th, 2014|

● This fall’s disruptions of ocean shipping–that have lacerated our tree fruit exports–beg for some type of long-term [...]

New tree fruit association will expand services

By |November 28th, 2014|

The new Washington Tree Fruit Association plans to expand its services to the industry, says President Jon DeVaney, who will be busy working on legislative affairs in the state capital of Olympia in the coming session.

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.

Hort Council appoints information specialist

By |November 21st, 2014|

Drew Toop will join the staff of the Northwest Horticultural Council as regulatory information specialist on December 8. Toop, [...]