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Oregon’s largest apple grower sells to Washington company

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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Earl Brown & Sons, the largest apple grower and packer in Oregon, has been sold

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Washington state expands apple maggot quarantine area

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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After finding apple maggot in the southeastern corner of Lincoln County, the Washington State Department

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Ag Safety Day coming to Wenatchee and Yakima in Feb.

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

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Washington State Labor and Industries and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board are

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Bruce Zahn, 1925-2016

January 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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Bruce A. Zahn, a prominent grower who lived in Bridgeport, Washington, passed away December 9,

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Public input requested on labor practices charter

January 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association are seeking public input on a

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GMO Arctic Apple gets new logo and higher profile

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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Okanagan Speciality Fruits continues to raise the profile of its genetically modified Arctic Apples with

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Mid-Columbia pear grower position up for nomination

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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Pear growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee (FPC) of Marketing

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Mercer to be honored with Rising Star Award

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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Rob Mercer, owner of Mercer Estates Winery, will be honored with the Rising Star Award

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Additional scholarships available for Washington farmers market convention

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Washington State Farmers Market Association has received funding for an additional 25 specialty crop

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Grape Society presents its annual awards

January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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The Washington State Grape Society presented three industry awards at the annual meeting in November

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U.S., New Zealand win WTO ag dispute with Indonesia

December 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

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A World Trade Organization settlement panel on Dec. 22 ruled that Indonesia’s restrictions on horticultural

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Pazazz hits market early

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

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Pazazz, a new apple variety from Honeybear Brands, was expected to hit stores early.

The apple was

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Trinka, Veliquettes honored at Great Lakes Expo

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Dave Trinka and twin brothers Gene and Dean Veliquette, were honored by the Michigan State

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WSU Extension plans 2017 winter tree fruit programs

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

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Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to five WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs

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Fresh Pear Committee nominations set for January meeting

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pear growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order

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2017 Cherry Institute will be held Jan. 20 — Pear, WSFC nominations at annual meetings

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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The 74th annual Cherry Institute is set for Jan. 20, 2017, at the Yakima Convention

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Washington horticulturalist Fred Valentine dies

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

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Fred Valentine, a longtime field horticulturist and former president of the Washington State Horticultural Association,

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Watch this year’s Hort Show video summaries

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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WSTFA annual meeting — Wednesday wrapup

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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Farm transfer planning and lending were the topics in one Wednesday morning session about “Future

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WSTFA honors industry leaders at annual meeting

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association bestowed several awards for service to the industry at

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Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, afternoon summary – Video

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Researchers are still working to get the word out to the industry about the requirements

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Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, morning summary – Videos

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Technology and mechanization led the topics for the second day at the Washington State Tree

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Industry giant Bill Evans dies

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Bill Evans, co-founder and president of Evans Fruit Co., died early Tuesday morning. He was

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Wrapping up day one of the WSTFA annual meeting – Video

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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Two words can sum up Monday afternoon’s session of the 112th annual meeting of the

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Day 1, Washington hort show, morning summary – Video

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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Speakers hammered away at the theme of “change” to kick off the 112th annual meeting

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Washington State hires tree fruit extension specialist

November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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Washington State University has hired Rob Blakey for an endowed position as tree fruit extension

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Good Fruit Grower launches website to serve Spanish speakers

November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower, the Yakima, Washington-based magazine serving tree fruit and wine grape growers, has

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Center for Produce Safety awards research grants

November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Center for Produce Safety has awarded more than $2 million toward 10 new research

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Oviedo is new regulatory information specialist at NHC

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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Marisol Oviedo is the new regulatory information specialist for the Northwest Horticultural Council.

Oviedo has a

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Prengaman joins Good Fruit Grower

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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Kate Prengaman, an award-winning science writer, has been named associate editor of Good Fruit Grower.

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Meeting date changed for Washington/ Oregon Processed Pear nominations

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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The meeting date for nominations for grower and handler positions for the Washington/Oregon Processed Pear

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Washington Apple Commission board accepting nominations

November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Commission is accepting nominations to replace Barbara Walkenhauer on the board of

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Washington’s 2016 Concord grape harvest is up, as are prices

November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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Washington Concord juice grape growers expect to harvest about 194,000 tons of fruit in 2016,

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Washington’s apple crop forecast just got bigger

November 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association has increased the forecast of the 2016 apple crop

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Orchard Bee Association meets Dec. 9 in Hood River

November 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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The Orchard Bee Association is meeting Dec. 9 in Hood River, Oregon.

Here’s their announcement:
People who

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November events of note

October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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While a lot of growers have their focus on the various regional horticulture expos and

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits closer to consumer marketing of GMO apple

October 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

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Okanagan Speciality Fruits, maker of genetically modified apples, was at the PMA FreshSummit to unveil

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USDA Reminds Fruit Producers of Crop Sales Nov. 20 Closing Deadline

October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put out a reminder that Nov. 20 is the final

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Food safety manager training scheduled for November

October 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is hosting an educational seminar for packing house food

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Bush: New tool in detecting BMSB

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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Researchers from Washington State University, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department

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Latest MRL report is available for apples and cherries

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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In response to increasing industry concerns about complying with Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for pesticides

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Northwest Farm Credit Services gives positive report on region’s tree fruit and wine grapes crops

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Northwest Farm Credit Services, the lending cooperative, reports a positive outlook for tree fruit and

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Washington Winemakers Mike Wallace and Scott Pontin, RIP

October 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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Two prominent Washington State winemakers have died in recent days. The Yakima Herald reports that

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Canadian bee expert joins OSU

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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Oregon State University has hired an expert on bee pollinators to fill a new extension

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FDA awards Pennsylvania $6.3 million FSMA grant

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced  that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  received a $6.3

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Arctic Fuji non-browning GMO apple gains USDA approval

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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The USDA has approved for public consumption a third genetically-modified (GMO) apple by Okanagan Speciality Fruits,

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MN55 to be known as Rave

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

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The newest apple variety developed by the University of Minnesota, MN55, will be sold under

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Field day tips for growing Cosmic Crisp

September 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The university plans to hold a companion field day at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 in Quincy and Wenatchee.

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Research grants available

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Grape and Wine Research Program is accepting research proposals for competitive grants