January 15th 2013 Issue

Auction benefits research

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Washington State’s wine industry will receive a big windfall this year when the Auction of Washington Wines contributes nearly $250,000

Why it matters where you sell your grapes

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Colin Morrell

With 700 wineries in Washington State and numerous more in neighboring states, wine grape growers have plenty of options

Red-fleshed apples

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The red trait, which is common in crab apples and ornamentals, produces flesh colored anywhere from pink to deep red.

End of the line

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Growers Credit Corporation board members and staff leave their last board meeting. Pictured are (from left) Bob Petersen of Manson,

Ag groups united

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Tree fruit industry advocates believe the timing is right for Congress to pass an immigration reform bill. But it won’t

The Top 5

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Is yours a family-first business or a business-first family?

Iowa farmer and author Jolene Brown explained the difference when she spoke

Spooked by the weather

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Most fruit growers have trouble accepting the idea that human-caused climate change is occurring. They prefer to think recent weather

Predicting problems

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Left: Dave Rudell checks stored Honeycrisp for development of scald at the USDA lab in Wenatchee. Later stages of soft

Honeycrisp challenges packers

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As Washington’s Honeycrisp production increases, so does the need to store the variety for longer periods of time. Last fall,

The future of Rainier cherries

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The blush color of Rainier cherries sets the fruit apart in the marketplace. But color is also one of the

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