January 15th 2013 Issue

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

Defect sorting could reduce costs

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The Washington apple industry must be one of the few that puts every possible input into the product before throwing

IS Early Robin too red?

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The 2012 season marked the first time there was ­significant quantity of the early Rainier-type cherry Early Robin in the

Cider squeezing with the dragon

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Developers put some teeth into their apple press.
Photo courtesy of Anderson Island Historical Society

The humble potato harvester, developed in the

Growers urged to make themselves heard

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Jon Wyss, government affairs analyst for Gebbers Farms, urges tree fruit growers to make their voices heard in the next

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