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WSDA seeking participants for vineyard study

September 19th, 2017|1 Comment

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is looking for participants for their vineyard survey.

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Justices hear arguments on farmworker piece-rate wages

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Washington State Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Sept. 14 at the Temple of Justice in Olympia on the question of whether employers should be mandated to pay their piece-rate workers a separate hourly rate for work not directly connected to production, such as training or waiting for equipment.

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Apple maggot quarantine may include potted trees

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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State officials in Washington are considering adding certain potted plants to the list of commodities

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Piece-rate details back in court

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The legal vagaries of piece-rate compensation will continue Sept. 14 when Washington’s Supreme Court hears arguments about whether growers should have to pay their workers separately for meetings, traveling to and from orchards and other forms of “unproductive time.”

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Grape & Wine Issues Caucus set for Nov. 14 in Yakima

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Washington Winegrowers and the Washington Wine Institute will hold their Grape & Wine Issues Caucus on Nov. 14 in Yakima.

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WAEF hosting ESL forum in Central Washington

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The Washington Apple Education Foundation will host its fifth adult English as a second language forum on Sept. 13 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. The forum is open to providers of adult ESL located in Central Washington.

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Perry, cider’s understated cousin, making its own name

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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by Linda Weiford, WSUNews

An alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears that was a favorite drink

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Cosmic Crisp field day rescheduled

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Washington State University has rescheduled its field day for the WA 38 apple, better known as Cosmic Crisp.

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USApple 2017 forecast: big drop in Midwest, slight drop in West, slight increase in East

August 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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Apple growers expect to produce upwards of 248.2 million bushels for the 2017-18 crop year,

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NAFTA is the talk of USApple Outlook conference

August 24th, 2017|1 Comment

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The three parties to the North American Free Trade Agreement — the United States, Canada

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Unusual property coming on market near Walla Walla

August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

A land brokerage has announced a call for bids on a roughly 6,000 contiguous acre plot near Walla Walla, Washington.

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European Union predicts down year for apples

August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The European Union is estimating a 9.343 million metric ton apple harvest for the 2017-18 growing season, down 21 percent from 2016, according to a press release from Interpoma. The total is equivalent to about 10.3 million U.S. tons, or 1.03 billion 20-pound boxes.

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Free event in Yakima for growers Sept. 21 on intellectual property management

August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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A free Intellectual Property Washington Summit for growers will be held Sept. 21 at the

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California eyes changes to chlorpyrifos regulation

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The California Environmental Protection Agency has announced that two state agencies are pursuing actions that could lead to increased restrictions on chlorpyrifos, a widely used agricultural pesticide.

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Cherry pesticide residue survey results available

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The results of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s seventh annual cherry pesticide residue survey are now available.

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WSTFA releases hand washing training video

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association has released a training video on hand washing for tree fruit packing house employees.

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New version of UC Produce Facts app released

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Postharvest Center at the University of California, Davis has released a new version of

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Steinbach named Michigan Apples dietician

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Michigan Apple Commission has named Shari Steinbach the official dietician of Michigan Apples.
Steinbach is

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Washington state authorities find live female gypsy moths

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

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After more than 40 years of trapping, the Washington State Department of Agriculture has discovered

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A layman’s guide to reading research articles

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

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Two Washington State University extension specialists have released a free guide to help readers wade

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Entomologists join WSU for pear IPM project

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

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Two new entomologists have joined the Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center

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Report: European apple forecast down 21 percent

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

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The World Apple and Pear Association is forecasting a 2017 European apple crop that will

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Northwest pear growers announce 2017 fresh market volume estimate

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Northwest pear growers anticipate harvesting about the same volume of fresh market pears as last year, but organic production is expected to skyrocket.

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Board mulling lower assessments for Oregon brine cherries

August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission is considering a proposed administrative rule change to reduce the assessment rate on brine cherries.

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Cornell berry workshop set for Aug. 29

July 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Cornell University will hold a berry crop field workshop at Aug. 29 at the Berry Patch in Stephentown, N.Y.

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Washington wine commission sets research priorities

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The Washington State Wine Commission has approved a list of research priorities for the coming year.

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IFTA Summer Tour wraps up with focus on research, frost

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Michigan tree fruit industry is chock full of innovative growers rapidly diversifying, modernizing and

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IFTA in Michigan, Day One: fruit set was not affected by netting

July 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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In western Michigan, the center of the state’s fresh apple industry is located on a

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NY Apple Association makes staffing changes

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The New York Apple Association has announced that its president and CEO Cynthia Haskins will direct the association's marketing and promotional activities for the 2017 apple crop.

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FutureFarm Expo set for August 15-17

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The first public demonstration of a virtual reality operated vineyard robot will take place during the FutureFarm Expo on August 15-16 in Pendleton, Oregon.

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Lake Ontario Tour shows wide range of New York tree fruit farming

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The only consistency on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program tour this summer was the humidity. Otherwise, the five-farm tour organized by Cornell University Cooperative Extension covered a remarkably diverse swath of tree fruit farming in a narrow band along Lake Ontario’s shores: new high density apple plantings and apple orchards far older than this reporter, along with high density peaches, berries, and a brand new cidery.

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Bryant Christie Inc. celebrates 25th anniversary

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

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Bryant Christie Inc., a company that helps agricultural, food and beverage producers open and expand

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Scholarships offered for United Fresh Washington Conference

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The application period for the 2017 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is now open.

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OSU researchers develop field test for crown gall

July 11th, 2017|0 Comments

A woman can find out if she’s pregnant without going to a doctor. Soon, farmers may be able to find out if their fruit trees or grape vines have crown gall disease without going to a laboratory.

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Bernardita Sallato joins WSU Extension

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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Bernardita Sallato has been named Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension Specialist in South Central Washington.

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IFTA seeks new management and staffing proposals

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) seeks proposals from individuals or management companies to provide

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Mite threatening honeybees in New York

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

A tiny mite is being blamed for major honeybee losses in New York, threatening the state’s $500 million agriculture industry.

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Five companies honored with Produce Innovation Awards

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Five products were honored with Produce Innovation Awards at the United Fresh Produce Association’s event in June.

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WSU wine researchers win distilled spirit honors

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

A team from Washington State University took home top honors at the Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, for research on spirits using a technique traditionally used on wine.

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New estimate points to record NW cherry crop

June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Now that cherry harvest is in full swing, growers have updated their estimate of the crop size.

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Cornell professor wants you to name his new grape

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

At twice the size of a Concord, a new grape developed in New York is certainly a mouthful. So is its current name: NY98.0228.02.

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Oregon State to fill 2 vacant hort positions

June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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Oregon State University will hold two meetings this summer to discuss the filling of two

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Amazon purchase of Whole Foods a sign of big disruption in food retailing

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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America’s grocery stores are undergoing tremendous change.

Profits face downward pressure. Consumers are buying more from outside

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Northwest cherry harvest begins

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The Northwest cherry season has begun with growers picking early varieties like Early Robin, Chelan and Santina, among others, according to Northwest Cherry Growers.

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Interpera Congress addresses industry inertia

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

About 150 people attended the first day of Interpera 2017, this year’s World Pear Congress meeting, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Wenatchee.

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Limited supply of new NW cherry color cards available

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

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Get ‘em while they last.

New cherry color and size cards from Northwest researchers are available

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U.S. congressmen ask for analysis of Polish apples

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Two Republican lawmakers from apple producing states have asked for a full pest and disease risk analysis of fruit imported from Poland, a nation that has not previously met U.S. requirements.

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Chelan Fresh, Columbia Valley Fruit enter agreement

June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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Six weeks after announcing a merger with another fruit company, Chelan Fresh has entered into

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Journalism fellowship at GFG

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower magazine is looking for a journalist who is fluent in Spanish and

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Oregon Cherry Growers processing business purchased by California cooperative

June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The processing side of Oregon Cherry Growers, a grower cooperative, has been purchased by Pacific Coast Producers, a California co-op that processes and packages produce for retail and food service.