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2016 cherry harvest update: still 18.4 million 20-pound boxes expected

June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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Routine June rains have selectively spared some cherry orchards entirely while causing significant damage in

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New York Apple CEO retiring

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Jim Allen will retire as president and CEO of New York Apple Association Inc., effective

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Cool weather spreads out cherry harvest

June 17th, 2016|0 Comments

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Cool weather throughout Eastern Washington has slowed down the region’s sweet cherry harvest.

And that’s good,

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Meet candidates for WSU’s “crucial” Food Safety Specialist position

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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WSU is inviting growers and others to participate in the selection of its Food Safety

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July 1 is deadline for USDA producer grants

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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Growers who might be interested in building a cidery or a packing facility or a

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We are hiring: Content and Design Specialist

June 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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Content and Design Specialist

Good Fruit Grower, the tree fruit industry’s essential resource for news and information,

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Mexico dismisses dumping complaint against U.S. apple growers

June 7th, 2016|2 Comments

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The Mexican government has terminated an antidumping case filed by growers in the border state

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Washington Apple Commission announces crop estimate, new officers

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Commission has elected a slate of officers for the 2016-2017 season.

Dave Robison,

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Fresh pear assessment remains steady through 2017

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Pear growers will keep their same assessment rate of 44.9 cents per box for the

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Pear growers again hold the line on marketing assessment

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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For the fifth year straight, the assessment charged to growers for the federal marketing order

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WAVE program to be held July 14

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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The inaugural Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) program will be held July 14

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NW cherry growers optimistic during five-state meeting

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Round 3 cherry harvest projection drops from two weeks ago

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Rain in California drops cherry estimate

May 13th, 2016|1 Comment

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Heavy rains in early May have significantly lowered the estimate of California’s sweet cherry crop.

As

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Cornell starts up new solar project

May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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Cornell University’s new Sutton Road Solar Farm is online.

The 2-megawatt energy facility, which was built

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Tree fruit industry awards $1 million in scholarships

May 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) has reached a milestone of awarding $1 million in

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Heat treatment to beat the apple maggot

May 5th, 2016|2 Comments

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Environmental consultants for the state of Washington have recommended heating up yard waste before moving

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Western SARE seeks award nominations

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is seeking nominations for its 2016

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Northwest cherry growers expect larger crop in first estimate

May 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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Cherry growers throughout the Northwest expect to harvest 207,460 metric tons, or 20.7 million 20-pound

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New website for U.S. Apple

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association has released a new, mobile-friendly website at usapple.org.

The website continues to

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How to check for apple and peach bud damage

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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Eastern growers are assessing bud damage in their peach and apple blocks after an unseasonably

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Feds approve Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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The federal government has approved a new wine grape appellation in the Northwest: the Lewis-Clark

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Former MSU president, Dr. Gordon Guyer, 1926-2016

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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Dr. Gordon Guyer, Michigan State University’s 18th president and longtime head of MSU Extension, has

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OSU soil scientist to lead southern Oregon ag research station

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Soil scientist Richard Roseberg of Oregon State University and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES)

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Know your critical temperatures as East Coast freeze arrives

April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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The East Coast is experiencing a second round of winter, and the anticipated freezing temperatures

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Hortau expands in Pacific Northwest

March 30th, 2016|1 Comment

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Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management systems, is expanding its full line of products

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Hudson Valley hires new tree fruit pathologist

March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory has hired tree fruit plant pathologist Dr. Srdjan Acimovic.

Acimovic earned

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New hire for Pear Bureau Northwest

March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pear Bureau Northwest has hired Morgan Cairns as its sampling and event coordinator.

Cairns brings diverse

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Growers asked to help with trellis design survey

March 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has recently funded a trellis engineering analysis project with

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Nye retires from Chateau Ste. Michelle after 35 years

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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Mimi Nye, who has been the sole manager for Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate

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Western Growers commits $1 million to food safety research

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Western Growers has committed $1 million to the Center for Produce Safety’s Campaign for Produce

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2016 Sparkling Wine Symposium

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Experts from Oregon, California and Champagne, France, will lead a one-day symposium for members of

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OSU names new director of Food Innovation Center

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Oregon State University has named David Stone, a public health toxicologist and communications expert, as

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Apple scab spores showing up in eastern U.S. orchards

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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The first apple scab spores of the season have been detected in both Pennsylvania and

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WSTFA schedules recall ready workshops for late March

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is sponsoring one-day United Fresh Recall Ready workshops in

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California council schedules June MRL workshop

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The California Specialty Crops Council will hold its 2016 MRL Harmonization Workshop June 1-2 in

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Washington growers can dispose of unwanted pesticides in May events

March 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture has schedule two events for growers to dispose of

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Pears qualify for Heart-Check certification

March 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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The American Heart Association has certified Green and Red Anjou pears from USA Pears as

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Women in Agriculture Conference on March 19

March 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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On March 19, the 2016 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho,

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Late fruit grower’s children publish book about father

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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The children of Max E. Benitz Sr. have published a book about their late father,

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Fresh Fruit Cuts appoints new director

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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Fresh Fruit Cuts, processors of stone fruit, pears and grapes under the Woot Froot label,

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Northwest canning pear inventories remain high as pressure mounts from imports

February 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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In Jay Grandy’s last meeting as the manager of the Washington-Oregon Canning Pear Association, he

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Wine Foundation scholarships deadline is March 15

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering over $30,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying

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Apply for WAEF scholarships by March 1

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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The deadline for new applicants to submit scholarship applications to the Washington Apple Education Foundation

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Griggs appointed to Apple Commission

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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John Griggs, a grower from Orondo, Washington, will serve on the Washington Apple Commission until

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Seneca Foods buys Diana Fruit Co.

February 17th, 2016|0 Comments

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Seneca Foods Corporation said today that it has purchased Diana Fruit Co.  Seneca said the

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Michigan tart cherry growers switching to high-density plantings

February 12th, 2016|0 Comments

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The cherries in that slice of pie most likely came from an orchard in Michigan,

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Washington grape growers honor industry members

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington wine industry honored several long-time industry members for their pioneering involvement and advancement

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Consumers will not tire of new varieties, Washington grower tells IFTA conference

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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Fruit growers need look no further than the beverage aisle at their local convenience store

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U.S. wine export market ripe for growth

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine grape growers' state of industry panels highlight positive market trends.

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IFTA growers feel the big chill in Grand Rapids

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The word of the day Tuesday, Day 4 of the IFTA conference in Grand Rapids,