December 2012 Issue

Yields are critical

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In economic study of the costs of establishing, producing, and packing Honeycrisp apples in Washington State underlines the importance of

Transition brings uncertainty

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Kevin Moore
Courtesy of University of Missouri, Columbia

In a family farm business, there’s often the hope or expectation that the next

Cost of growing Reds

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A new economic study from Washington State University estimates the variable costs  of producing Red Delicious in a mature orchard

Over-the-row research

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Research evaluating over-the-row tart cherry harvesting was funded in 2008 as a five-year project by USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics

The no-family dilemma

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You’ve invested your life in building a vineyard, winery, or other agricultural enterprise, producing a high-quality product with a topnotch

Factors affecting profit

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Tree density has a highly significant positive effect on yield.
Tree density has a highly significant effect on trunk diameter.
Profitability increases

Salish launched in B.C.

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Courtesy of Rich MacDonald (AAFC)

A new apple variety from British Columbia, Canada, called Salish was launched in the marketplace this

Tips for succession planning

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Bob Betz and Steve Griessel offer these suggestions to growers, winemakers, and others involved in agriculture interested in developing a

Prune for size

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Producing fruit today requires higher and higher degrees of innovation. Profit margins are small, and quality demands are high. Exact

Farm labor solution critical

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Just before the November elections, there was a flurry of farm labor-related activity in Washington, D.C.

As it turns out, it

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