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Live from Good Fruit Grower magazine

We will be covering the 112th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo on December 5-7, 2016, at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

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The Wenatchee Convention Center will be open to attendees Monday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Wednesday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

For more information about the sessions, download or view the 2016 program guide here.

Yakima-based Holtzinger Fruit changes name to Fourth Leaf | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/PHk49Od9SJ

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For followers of federal budget debate, important to know current Farm Bill funded through end of next fiscal year (10-1-2018).

- 53 minutes ago

@US_Apples says it will fight Trump budget proposal to cut MAP other ag programs. Say "unlikely" Trump budget will pass.

- 54 minutes ago

RT @findtj: Ines Hanrahan - Red color can mask sunburn damage that'll appear later in storage so check early @kprengaman @goodfruitgrower @…

- 3 hours ago

Always exciting as the fruit ripens. https://t.co/T5jOs9plU9

- 3 hours ago

RT @WSUTFRECPhysiol: WSU Sunburn/Sunscald field day underway! https://t.co/cwpElh0C1n

- 3 hours ago

This worker could use some training.... https://t.co/jpsED5VVEs

- 3 hours ago

RT @frankyiannas: Day 1 of Creating a Food Safety Culture with MSU food safety Spartans. Food safety is a winnable battle! @MSUFoodSafetyMS

- 3 hours ago

@Washington_Appl is adding focus to five international markets: Mexico, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam.

- 3 hours ago

We're attending a meeting of the Washington Apple Commission this morning. Interesting discussion of marketing. @Washington_Appl

- 3 hours ago

Phytelligence partners with Cornell to grow Geneva rootstocks | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/OP75hMxmHh

- 1 day ago

Resources for Managing Cherry Pesticide Residues | WSU Tree Fruit | Washington State University https://t.co/hlbI0SR9FC

- 1 day ago

RT @OneontaSRG: They are sent to that location as part of our food safety inspection. Then it's off to the grocery stores. 🍎✅🍏 https://t.co…

- 1 day ago

@OregonState plant pathologist Pscheidt advises growers on how to rate viruses that hit cherry trees. https://t.co/2SzHsM1NWj

- 1 day ago

Alliance: We will work vigorously with our industry partners to make sure the Administration understands the challenges our industry faces..

- 1 day ago

Alliance: "These programs are investments that return far more value to the economy, job market, and agriculture sector than their costs. "

- 1 day ago

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance slams Trump's "draconian cuts" for budget for Specialty Crop Block Grants and Market Access Program, etc.

- 1 day ago

RT @WSDAgov: Not the cherries! Thank goodness we've been keeping our state #gypsymoth free for 40 years! https://t.co/LHm4BbDnfk

- 3 days ago

Trump Plan to Balance Budget Includes Farm Subsidy Cuts - Washington AG Network https://t.co/UI3UMSbUzw

- 3 days ago

If @wsucahnrs is offering an info session, you know it will be good. https://t.co/lWtjxI3E5Z

- 3 days ago

Cool! Watch how a mechanic cherry harvester works. https://t.co/vg8dGc0Zdx

- 3 days ago

RT @bctreefruits: Oh hey there little guys! #Cherries in #Oliver today. #okanagangrown #BCTFCherries https://t.co/t0nFihy5pz

- 3 days ago

RT @jmcextman: primary apple scab on cluster leaves, not good at this time, better be on lookout for it… https://t.co/klgnNjJyUK

- 6 days ago

RT @jmcextman: …confirmed by this in the Orchard. Note to self, need kill strip! https://t.co/U55dzU5GKe

- 6 days ago

Scholarships available for IFTA trip to New Zealand | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/RMwWaPKT0s

- 6 days ago

BC Tree Fruits Cooperative issues cherry forecast | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/jwvEjj0WQW

- 6 days ago

Processed Pear Committee looking for public member nominations | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/HGWBbu7diI

- 6 days ago

NW cherry growers forecast 227,000-ton crop | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/LJ4xVk7YdI

- 6 days ago

Surprised? Columbia Basin farms make Washington the third-leading tart cherry producing state https://t.co/mebuWqMGmM

- 6 days ago

RT @wsuCSANR: As it FINALLY warms enough to see them, tomorrow is #WorldBeeDay! Could the mushroom save the #honeybee? #WSUBees https://t…

- 6 days ago

RT @wsucahnrs: Great story on rejuvenation of @WSUTreeFruit cherry breeding program at @WSU_IAREC from @goodfruitgrower. https://t.co/5CbTn…

- 8 days ago

@wsucahnrs @WSUTreeFruit @WSU_IAREC That was so nice to say! Thank you!

- 8 days ago

#WSU dedicates research greenhouse to study plant viruses | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/T2xkKw0uj3

- 13 days ago

Calif. cherry growers report encouraging start to their season.|AgAlert https://t.co/MrbY5f9yvO

- 16 days ago

RT @findtj: - Monitoring agricultural water is one method for reducing risk of consumer illness. #FSMA 4 of 4

- 16 days ago

RT @findtj: - Many bacteria show increased survival in water, particularly turbid water. #FSMA 3 of 4

- 16 days ago

RT @findtj: My water is clean, why should I care? -Water is a great vehicle for transporting pathogens. #FSMA 2 of 4

- 16 days ago

RT @findtj: Melissa Partyka, UC Davis, has a few reasons growers should be frequently testing their irrigation water at today's #FSMA works…

- 16 days ago

RT @wsucahnrs: #WSU entomology is looking for a new professor to work on Integrated Pest Management on tree fruit in Wenatchee. https://t.c…

- 16 days ago

@US_Apples says fresh apple holdings as of May 1 38.7m bushels, up 16% from last year.

- 16 days ago

10 tips for hiring new workers | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/du4UVXQCL3

- 17 days ago

The government is going to counter ‘misinformation’ about GMO foods - The Washington Post https://t.co/BZz9gR1kPY

- 20 days ago

Round One estimate of new cherry crop: 21.8 million 20-pound boxes | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/eLdhIOuyU7

- 21 days ago

WSDA to dedicate state-of-the-art greenhouse in Prosser | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/C8eLiEHHOz

- 22 days ago

RT @wsucahnrs: The latest #CAHNRSCougConnections, a series profiling #CAHNRS Ambassadors, features Max Mielke. https://t.co/4MuFmCCrrH #WS…

- 23 days ago

RT @jmcextman: Liberty on right probably not best pollenizer for Gala on left😄 https://t.co/2eQlqeVe5n

- 23 days ago

The wine industry’s battle with climate change — High Country News https://t.co/i1k2xhfmyb

- 23 days ago

Washington state’s Borton Fruit, Chelan Fresh to merge | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/r9wbSsgM4L

- 23 days ago

A farm town ponders how to protect its immigrant workers. #Yakima https://t.co/SW2T40fKww

- 24 days ago

Oregon State researcher Wang has died | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/1U74xVI6pS

- 24 days ago

RT @wsucahnrs: In @goodfruitgrower story, #WSU prof says native plants help attract beneficial bugs, often helping w/pest control. https://…

- 27 days ago

@wsucahnrs Thanks for the link!

- 27 days ago

RT @drtreefruit: PA and MD growers: as if you need more to worry about...apple scab infection conditions April 27-April 29 😧🍎 https://t.co…

- 27 days ago

Who’s your daddy, Honeycrisp? Uncovering the Honeycrisp family tree | University of Minnesota. https://t.co/mQX9gMt5ky

- 29 days ago

How to manage weeds and nitrogen in organic orchards. Tips from Chuck Ingels, Univ of California Extension. https://t.co/NtV4dSkmo9

- 29 days ago

Well! Celebrity Katy Perry says you can make pie from SWEET cherries. https://t.co/5AJ8iPDlfZ

- 29 days ago

Washington Fruit & Produce Co. headquarters wins architectural awards | Local | https://t.co/0HIyEwE8uj https://t.co/TWY4RqVbWk

- 30 days ago

#WSU’s Ken Eastwell talks about Western X and Cherry Viruses | WSU Tree Fruit | Washington State University https://t.co/rLcL92C0pv

- 30 days ago

To our friends at @WAFarmBureau Thank you and Happy Friday!

- 34 days ago

Grower says bloom thinning by hand gets the results he wants | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/E5Uj80annD

- 34 days ago

Washington’s 2015 drought losses estimated at $700 million | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/0XwCrHemrM

- 34 days ago

Oregon and Wash pear growers overwhelmingly vote to continue their federal marketing order. https://t.co/iz6XAZnvEd

- 35 days ago

Washington Apple Commission eyes change to labels | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/O3NheiaKUN

- 36 days ago

Northeastern growers are coming around to the idea of irrigating | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/AWLnQ9kall

- 37 days ago

A remarkable 360-degree of metal V-trellis of Pink Lady at Allan Brothers’ Mattawa, WA. From @iFruitTree tour. https://t.co/2TfbQWktuA

- 43 days ago

Congrats to our colleagues @Wa_State_Wine. Research is an investment in the future of the industry and benefits gro… https://t.co/vl2yVQtuDn

- 45 days ago

@US_Apples : Apples in storage on April 1, 74.8m bushels, 12% more than last April’s total of 66.9m bushels and 7% above 5 year average

- 45 days ago

USApple: fresh apple holdings this month, totaled 53.1million bushels, 13% more than the inventories reported for April1 of last year.

- 45 days ago

Good water supply in central Washington. https://t.co/A2kI09l2zp

- 48 days ago

RT @landisj: Here's @MSUEntomology new fact sheet for organic small fruit growers - managing spotted wing Drosophila https://t.co/eTBVOgZup…

- 48 days ago

RT @cherrydude: It's fruit bloom time in Washington State, soon we will be harvesting fresh #apples #cherries #apricots #pears and more! ht…

- 49 days ago

Northwest Farm Credit: Cooler temps could cause a gap between Calif and NW cherry crops, which would benefit early variety growers.

- 49 days ago

Northwest Farm Credit Services: The Northwest FCS 12-month outlook is for profitable returns in the cherry industry.

- 49 days ago

Northwest Farm Credit: Growers with quality issues and varieties facing lower demand will struggle.

- 49 days ago

Northwest Farm Credit: Growers with a strong varietal mix and overall good quality will see strong profitability.

- 49 days ago

Northwest Farm Credit:s apple profitability outlook for the industry as a whole is above break-even, despite price drops for some varieties.

- 49 days ago

Wine grape growers, how’s the quality of your water? | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/81K8uznwvC

- 50 days ago