Registration for grapevine virus workshop ends July 3

By |June 30th, 2014|

July 3 is the deadline to register for one of three, half-day workshops on grapevine viruses and associated diseases [...]

PICO changes name and leadership

By |June 27th, 2014|

The former Okanagan Plant Improvement Company (PICO)—the entity that manages and commercializes new tree fruit varieties in British Columbia, [...]

Farmers, thinking of growing pot? Not with our water, say feds

By |June 26th, 2014|

The feds have come out with a strong message for any farmers thinking of growing pot: don’t even think [...]

Thurlby on radio: 2014 Northwest cherry crop still looking great

By |June 26th, 2014|

BJ Thurlby of Northwest Cherry Growers continues to have a bullish outlook on this year’s crop. Growers are expecting [...]

National fruit crop numbers look up; regional sizes may vary

By |June 26th, 2014|

The size and shape of the upcoming U.S. fruit crop was up for discussion at the 59th Annual Fruit [...]

Warmest spring in 20 years ends with hottest May since 1997

By |June 23rd, 2014|

Washington State has been warm, the warmest spring in 20 years, says AgWeatherNet meteorologist Nic Loyd.

And also amazing: Washington saw [...]

New board member joins Washington Wine Industry Foundation

By |June 20th, 2014|

Sherri Swingle joins the Washington Wine Industry Foundation board of directors. Swingle, who was the executive director of the [...]

Grim: Washington’s industry consolidation has reached the bell lap

By |June 16th, 2014|

Two and one-half years have passed since West Mathison broached the idea of industry consolidation in Washington State at the December, 2011 Annual Meeting in Wenatchee of the Washington State Horticultural Association (WSHA).

Goodbye, Washington Growers Clearing House; hello, Tree Fruit Association

By |June 13th, 2014|

Board members of the Washington Growers Clearing House will hold their last meeting of the association’s 73-year history in [...]

WSDA resumes traps to watch for moths that harm grape fields

By |June 13th, 2014|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has resumed setting traps to detect any presence of four species of moths [...]