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2016 WASHINGTON STATE HORT SHOW
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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6 days ago
USApple 2017 forecast: big drop in Midwest, slight drop in West, slight increase in East | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/tYGvuxweks
7 days ago
WA State justices hear arguments on farmworker piece-rate wages | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/J5VZxvHNLY
8 days ago
Customers are willing to pay a premium only on high quality, fresh sliced pears | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/urT13aL1mN
12 days ago
Michigan’s Cherry Growers Inc. enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection https://t.co/phSU7sP0U0
14 days ago
What Washington growers are watching: Piece-rate details back in court | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/6WiGfLhnak
15 days ago
RT @wsucahnrs: Taste of #fall: Families can press #cider, learn about #apples Saturday at Seattle MOHAI https://t.co/D5hZxVGJAJ https://t.c…
15 days ago
Grower helps develop automated reflective color-fabric roller – Video | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/a0dJsOVn3Y
15 days ago
The Endicott Tree: National treasure hedged in by time and development | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/U3diSBM5Ki
16 days ago
@PearBureau Thanks for the tweet!
19 days ago
Roy Farms uses birds to control birds. The Starling and the Falcon https://t.co/VQT46oaedI #rootedvalley via @rootedyakima
20 days ago
X-ray vision to see ice inside grape buds? Yes it’s possible and a #Cornell researcher is studying freeze tolerance. https://t.co/Nf16VGVzOb
20 days ago
https://t.co/hzVxe1OLA4 - Job Listing - Writer/Editor (Spanish fluency required) #journalism #journalismjobs https://t.co/Px6PgsyF4W
22 days ago
Yakima grows 74% of U.S. hops. Forecast: 2017 harvest up 12 percent to 97.6m pounds. https://t.co/LjVQEH0BJm
22 days ago
Yakima hop broker cites slowing craft brewery growth for bankruptcy | Local | https://t.co/0HIyEwE8uj https://t.co/E4l77TlpgN
27 days ago
From our editor in Chicago! USApple crop forecasts expect gains in Northeast, steady in the West #USAppleOutlook https://t.co/tYGvuxweks
27 days ago
RT @sdininny: #usappleoutlook 2017 forecast https://t.co/FJvwlgRXh4
27 days ago
RT @sdininny: 2017 estimates: Europe expecting smallest apple crop in a decade. China expecting another record crop, with increase of 2.7%…
27 days ago
GFG Editor Shannon Dininny continues her live tweets from the USApple meeting in Chicago. #usappleoutlook @US_Apples https://t.co/6MR0AympEU
27 days ago
RT @US_Apples: Good Fruit Grower explores why NAFTA is the hot topic at this year’s #USAppleOutlook conference https://t.co/NX5bHSzOKY
27 days ago
RT @sdininny: Teresa Thorne of Alliance for Food and Farming addressing #USAppleOutlook. 1/10 consumers eat daily recommended fruits and ve…
28 days ago
Our Editor reports: NAFTA is the talk of USApple Outlook conference | Good Fruit Grower #USAppleOutlook https://t.co/73fbldvYuM
28 days ago
European Union predicts down year for apples | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/PqozZAQizy
28 days ago
Unusual property coming on market near Walla Walla | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/Owt5W2jmWt
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Nigh: Apple industry a prime example for why it's important to talk both exports and imports regarding NAFTA. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Veronica Nigh, economist for American Farm Bureau Federation, now talking about NAFTA and imports. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Seetin: Looks like in a year or two, Galas could replace Reds in WA production. #USAppleOutlook https://t.co/bsXDct1Lq3
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: By comparison, the newbies. #USAppleOutlook https://t.co/P2Ur1vITrX
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Seetin: Red Delicious production continues to fall. https://t.co/q5eOqbpsb8
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: USApple's Mark Seetin on USDA 2017 crop estimate: 248.7 million 42-pound bushels, down about 7% from 2016 #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Cruickshank: Since NAFTA was signed, US exports to Canada have climbed an average of 4.5% each year, 10% annually to Mexico #…
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: John Cruickshank, consul general for Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, addresses NAFTA as well. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: CORRECTION: Mexico takes one in 4 US apple exports. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Antebi: Trade is not about zero sum. It's about growing the pie. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Antebi: We believe the sum of NAFTA is better than its parts #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Antebi: One of every four apples exported to Mexico, which takes 8 percent of all US apple exports. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Antebi: NAFTA the most ambitious trade agreement of its time #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Antebi: Mexico is 10th largest exporter, 1st in North America #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: First up: Karen Antebi, economic counselor for Ministry of the Economy of Mexico #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: About 300 attending #USAppleOutlook 2017, which kicks off now.
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: About 300 people attending 2017 #USAppleOutlook, which kicks off now.
28 days ago
Editor @sdininny will be live tweeting from @US_Apples meeting in Chicago. Watch for her tweets here and on our web… https://t.co/STUaggBFUX
29 days ago
Be aware of shortcomings with Malling 9 rootstock | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/G5wMXyzRdh
29 days ago
Who’s on your list of innovative tree fruit growers? It should include Allan Bros, as Ross Courtney tells the story. https://t.co/KLG93ujE9v
30 days ago
Job opportunity: Writer/Editor (Spanish fluency required) | Good Fruit Grower #journalism #journalismjobs https://t.co/Qb8MMvZszM
30 days ago
Read our in-depth coverage of the 10th World Pear Congress in our August issue. #pears @PearBureau @USApearshttps://t.co/X7mOeISlal
31 days ago
Mike Willett, of Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, looks at how tech has changed the fruit industry. https://t.co/iFq3zJK6Gl
34 days ago
Great day and place to taste #washingtonwine. #fieldinghills #wine https://t.co/0gDIumv7Wc
35 days ago
Meet Tim Akita, a young grower from Dallesport, Washington - YouTube https://t.co/X1JMHe9Tm2
35 days ago
New version of UC Produce Facts app released https://t.co/gvJq4WbUP2
35 days ago
RT @FruitDefender: @goodfruitgrower I sincerely believe mechanization is the future of efficient production
35 days ago
Growers, watch this video to learn about research to prevent sunscald. https://t.co/VatFH0RU8h https://t.co/YHoBmKW40j
36 days ago
@WSUTFRECPhysiol Lee, our magazine is looking for a bilingual person who can write for our magazine. Great opportun… https://t.co/UAS9R4TlME
36 days ago
Please volunteer for install of “Inside Out” images of Yakima people. Way cool for #Yakima. #YakimaValley https://t.co/2QYUqd0phX
37 days ago
Entomologists join WSU for pear IPM project | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/Oq2lDBNADD
38 days ago
WSDA discovers first-ever live female gypsy moths in Washington State. https://t.co/2Ga385xmKR
38 days ago
Orchard mechanization gains momentum | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/QRSixl9gtv
41 days ago
Here’s a link to the complete 2017 World Apple and Pear Association apple and pear forecast. https://t.co/ancJp3uDYM
41 days ago
Report: 2017 European pear crop down 1%
41 days ago
Report: European apple forecast down 21 percent.
42 days ago
Northwest pear growers announce 2017 fresh market volume estimate | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/AjaIiEAti8
43 days ago
RT @WSU_Cougar_Pres: I enjoyed visiting with @WaWineSteve tonight in Pullman - I appreciate all he does to promote the WA Wine industry & o…
44 days ago
Washington apple crop expected to be big, but not a record | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/JDdt8z5KGW
44 days ago
Board mulling lower assessments for Oregon brine cherries | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/tWqn7n0B7B
45 days ago
#Pears: The quest for new varieties, cold-hardy rootstock | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/GHcgnYMsYF
45 days ago
Overcoming the pear plateau: Interpera 2017 | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/1DPwCPJOSp
45 days ago
WSU Transitioning to Organic tour set for Aug. 2, 3 | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/Fq7jGOvgUF
46 days ago
RT @wsucahnrs: Deadline tomorrow to register for @WSUWineScience & Wash. Grape Society Viticulture Field Day, Aug. 10! https://t.co/WBAAbnK…
52 days ago
Congrats Grace Martin, winner of scholarship by Washington Apple Education Foundation, named for GFG. Grace is with… https://t.co/JyXPdjRrWe
57 days ago
@ArielOnTheRoad @KnuteBerger @Crosscut Could he be a reader of Good Fruit Grower?
57 days ago
And they say that university presidents are always raising dough....@wsucahnrs @WSU_Cougar_Pres https://t.co/Zi8c8ngXob
57 days ago
A Seattle writer for @Crosscut writes A tale of two Wenatchee farmers https://t.co/nKnU3K1cHt
58 days ago
Managing apple maggots with insecticides | MSU Extension https://t.co/CnOXVkrOcp
58 days ago
Use a disease management approach when thinking about an SWD management plan | MSU Extension https://t.co/GTxEbsj3L7
58 days ago
"Cherry Express" bound for China, Asian market devouring Washington cherries | KOMO https://t.co/dBGAET2kbo
58 days ago
Could be a 26m or 27m season, say @NWcherrygrowers #cherries #whattaharvest!
58 days ago
Eye-popping cherry numbers from our friends with @NWcherrygrowers Thus far, 19.78m lb boxes shipped. 500,000 boxes A DAY shipped. Whoa.
58 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Checking out a new pre-plant experiment with @WSUTreeFruit. https://t.co/rh77715Q4r
58 days ago
@TreeFruitRob @WSUTreeFruit Good article...and nice photos too! 😍😍
58 days ago
@wsucahnrs @WSU_Cougar_Pres We agree with @WSU_Cougar_Pres on his support for #wsuExtension. Growers get enormous b… https://t.co/esfpupTb3K
58 days ago
@MartaWSU @journalismjobs Thanks for helping us spread the word! It's a great opportunity!

Watch this year's Hort Show video summaries

WSTFA annual meeting — Wednesday wrapup

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

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

Wrapping up day one of the WSTFA annual meeting – Video

Day 1, Washington hort show, morning summary - Video

Sessions engage Spanish speakers: Hort Show Preview

Spanish presentation topics at WSTFA annual meeting range from pesticide handling to economics. Read More »

A succession story: 2016 Growers of the year

Bill and Mark Zirkle credit teamwork for company’s growth and fruitful legacy. Read More »

Diversity wins: 2016 Growers of the year

Blueberries, wine grapes are among Zirkle Fruit’s most recent endeavors. Read More »

Communication is key for Zirkle sales team : 2016 Growers of the year

Staying ahead Read More »

Mega-trends in produce: Hort Show Preview

Wal-Mart executive explains why growers are now serving "purposeful" consumers. Read More »

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Cosmic Crisp insights: Hort Show Preview

Washington beefs up education ahead of plantings of new variety. Read More »

6 days ago
USApple 2017 forecast: big drop in Midwest, slight drop in West, slight increase in East | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/tYGvuxweks
7 days ago
WA State justices hear arguments on farmworker piece-rate wages | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/J5VZxvHNLY
8 days ago
Customers are willing to pay a premium only on high quality, fresh sliced pears | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/urT13aL1mN
12 days ago
Michigan’s Cherry Growers Inc. enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection https://t.co/phSU7sP0U0
14 days ago
What Washington growers are watching: Piece-rate details back in court | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/6WiGfLhnak
15 days ago
RT @wsucahnrs: Taste of #fall: Families can press #cider, learn about #apples Saturday at Seattle MOHAI https://t.co/D5hZxVGJAJ https://t.c…
15 days ago
Grower helps develop automated reflective color-fabric roller – Video | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/a0dJsOVn3Y
15 days ago
The Endicott Tree: National treasure hedged in by time and development | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/U3diSBM5Ki
16 days ago
@PearBureau Thanks for the tweet!
19 days ago
Roy Farms uses birds to control birds. The Starling and the Falcon https://t.co/VQT46oaedI #rootedvalley via @rootedyakima
20 days ago
X-ray vision to see ice inside grape buds? Yes it’s possible and a #Cornell researcher is studying freeze tolerance. https://t.co/Nf16VGVzOb
20 days ago
https://t.co/hzVxe1OLA4 - Job Listing - Writer/Editor (Spanish fluency required) #journalism #journalismjobs https://t.co/Px6PgsyF4W
22 days ago
Yakima grows 74% of U.S. hops. Forecast: 2017 harvest up 12 percent to 97.6m pounds. https://t.co/LjVQEH0BJm
22 days ago
Yakima hop broker cites slowing craft brewery growth for bankruptcy | Local | https://t.co/0HIyEwE8uj https://t.co/E4l77TlpgN
27 days ago
From our editor in Chicago! USApple crop forecasts expect gains in Northeast, steady in the West #USAppleOutlook https://t.co/tYGvuxweks
27 days ago
RT @sdininny: #usappleoutlook 2017 forecast https://t.co/FJvwlgRXh4
27 days ago
RT @sdininny: 2017 estimates: Europe expecting smallest apple crop in a decade. China expecting another record crop, with increase of 2.7%…
27 days ago
GFG Editor Shannon Dininny continues her live tweets from the USApple meeting in Chicago. #usappleoutlook @US_Apples https://t.co/6MR0AympEU
27 days ago
RT @US_Apples: Good Fruit Grower explores why NAFTA is the hot topic at this year’s #USAppleOutlook conference https://t.co/NX5bHSzOKY
27 days ago
RT @sdininny: Teresa Thorne of Alliance for Food and Farming addressing #USAppleOutlook. 1/10 consumers eat daily recommended fruits and ve…
28 days ago
Our Editor reports: NAFTA is the talk of USApple Outlook conference | Good Fruit Grower #USAppleOutlook https://t.co/73fbldvYuM
28 days ago
European Union predicts down year for apples | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/PqozZAQizy
28 days ago
Unusual property coming on market near Walla Walla | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/Owt5W2jmWt
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Nigh: Apple industry a prime example for why it's important to talk both exports and imports regarding NAFTA. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Veronica Nigh, economist for American Farm Bureau Federation, now talking about NAFTA and imports. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Seetin: Looks like in a year or two, Galas could replace Reds in WA production. #USAppleOutlook https://t.co/bsXDct1Lq3
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: By comparison, the newbies. #USAppleOutlook https://t.co/P2Ur1vITrX
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Seetin: Red Delicious production continues to fall. https://t.co/q5eOqbpsb8
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: USApple's Mark Seetin on USDA 2017 crop estimate: 248.7 million 42-pound bushels, down about 7% from 2016 #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Cruickshank: Since NAFTA was signed, US exports to Canada have climbed an average of 4.5% each year, 10% annually to Mexico #…
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: John Cruickshank, consul general for Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, addresses NAFTA as well. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: CORRECTION: Mexico takes one in 4 US apple exports. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Antebi: Trade is not about zero sum. It's about growing the pie. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Antebi: We believe the sum of NAFTA is better than its parts #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Antebi: One of every four apples exported to Mexico, which takes 8 percent of all US apple exports. #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Antebi: NAFTA the most ambitious trade agreement of its time #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: Antebi: Mexico is 10th largest exporter, 1st in North America #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: First up: Karen Antebi, economic counselor for Ministry of the Economy of Mexico #USAppleOutlook
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: About 300 attending #USAppleOutlook 2017, which kicks off now.
28 days ago
RT @sdininny: About 300 people attending 2017 #USAppleOutlook, which kicks off now.
28 days ago
Editor @sdininny will be live tweeting from @US_Apples meeting in Chicago. Watch for her tweets here and on our web… https://t.co/STUaggBFUX
29 days ago
Be aware of shortcomings with Malling 9 rootstock | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/G5wMXyzRdh
29 days ago
Who’s on your list of innovative tree fruit growers? It should include Allan Bros, as Ross Courtney tells the story. https://t.co/KLG93ujE9v
30 days ago
Job opportunity: Writer/Editor (Spanish fluency required) | Good Fruit Grower #journalism #journalismjobs https://t.co/Qb8MMvZszM
30 days ago
Read our in-depth coverage of the 10th World Pear Congress in our August issue. #pears @PearBureau @USApearshttps://t.co/X7mOeISlal
31 days ago
Mike Willett, of Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, looks at how tech has changed the fruit industry. https://t.co/iFq3zJK6Gl
34 days ago
Great day and place to taste #washingtonwine. #fieldinghills #wine https://t.co/0gDIumv7Wc
35 days ago
Meet Tim Akita, a young grower from Dallesport, Washington - YouTube https://t.co/X1JMHe9Tm2
35 days ago
New version of UC Produce Facts app released https://t.co/gvJq4WbUP2
35 days ago
RT @FruitDefender: @goodfruitgrower I sincerely believe mechanization is the future of efficient production
35 days ago
Growers, watch this video to learn about research to prevent sunscald. https://t.co/VatFH0RU8h https://t.co/YHoBmKW40j
36 days ago
@WSUTFRECPhysiol Lee, our magazine is looking for a bilingual person who can write for our magazine. Great opportun… https://t.co/UAS9R4TlME
36 days ago
Please volunteer for install of “Inside Out” images of Yakima people. Way cool for #Yakima. #YakimaValley https://t.co/2QYUqd0phX
37 days ago
Entomologists join WSU for pear IPM project | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/Oq2lDBNADD
38 days ago
WSDA discovers first-ever live female gypsy moths in Washington State. https://t.co/2Ga385xmKR
38 days ago
Orchard mechanization gains momentum | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/QRSixl9gtv
41 days ago
Here’s a link to the complete 2017 World Apple and Pear Association apple and pear forecast. https://t.co/ancJp3uDYM
41 days ago
Report: 2017 European pear crop down 1%
41 days ago
Report: European apple forecast down 21 percent.
42 days ago
Northwest pear growers announce 2017 fresh market volume estimate | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/AjaIiEAti8
43 days ago
RT @WSU_Cougar_Pres: I enjoyed visiting with @WaWineSteve tonight in Pullman - I appreciate all he does to promote the WA Wine industry & o…
44 days ago
Washington apple crop expected to be big, but not a record | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/JDdt8z5KGW
44 days ago
Board mulling lower assessments for Oregon brine cherries | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/tWqn7n0B7B
45 days ago
#Pears: The quest for new varieties, cold-hardy rootstock | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/GHcgnYMsYF
45 days ago
Overcoming the pear plateau: Interpera 2017 | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/1DPwCPJOSp
45 days ago
WSU Transitioning to Organic tour set for Aug. 2, 3 | Good Fruit Grower https://t.co/Fq7jGOvgUF
46 days ago
RT @wsucahnrs: Deadline tomorrow to register for @WSUWineScience & Wash. Grape Society Viticulture Field Day, Aug. 10! https://t.co/WBAAbnK…
52 days ago
Congrats Grace Martin, winner of scholarship by Washington Apple Education Foundation, named for GFG. Grace is with… https://t.co/JyXPdjRrWe
57 days ago
@ArielOnTheRoad @KnuteBerger @Crosscut Could he be a reader of Good Fruit Grower?
57 days ago
And they say that university presidents are always raising dough....@wsucahnrs @WSU_Cougar_Pres https://t.co/Zi8c8ngXob
57 days ago
A Seattle writer for @Crosscut writes A tale of two Wenatchee farmers https://t.co/nKnU3K1cHt
58 days ago
Managing apple maggots with insecticides | MSU Extension https://t.co/CnOXVkrOcp
58 days ago
Use a disease management approach when thinking about an SWD management plan | MSU Extension https://t.co/GTxEbsj3L7
58 days ago
"Cherry Express" bound for China, Asian market devouring Washington cherries | KOMO https://t.co/dBGAET2kbo
58 days ago
Could be a 26m or 27m season, say @NWcherrygrowers #cherries #whattaharvest!
58 days ago
Eye-popping cherry numbers from our friends with @NWcherrygrowers Thus far, 19.78m lb boxes shipped. 500,000 boxes A DAY shipped. Whoa.
58 days ago
RT @kprengaman: Checking out a new pre-plant experiment with @WSUTreeFruit. https://t.co/rh77715Q4r
58 days ago
@TreeFruitRob @WSUTreeFruit Good article...and nice photos too! 😍😍
58 days ago
@wsucahnrs @WSU_Cougar_Pres We agree with @WSU_Cougar_Pres on his support for #wsuExtension. Growers get enormous b… https://t.co/esfpupTb3K
58 days ago
@MartaWSU @journalismjobs Thanks for helping us spread the word! It's a great opportunity!

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