January 1st 2009 Issue

Ag fair adds apples

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These Nicola apples grown by Dashan Gill of Oliver, British Columbia, took a first place for new varieties.

Man with a mission

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Ralph Broetje, who runs a family orchard of more than 6,000 acres in Washington State, is always focused on the

Immigration reform needed

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Part of the Broetje Orchards community of family homes and apartments. Normally reserved and quiet

Orchard donates millions to missions

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Over the past 18 years, Broetje Orchards, near Prescott, Washington, has donated around $47

Variety pioneer

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Ralph Broetje is converting part of his orchard to organic. Ralph Broetje’s interest in new apple

Last Bite

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The Sanderson label was a simple, yet attractive design that relied more on typography than color. There is

Economic uncertainty

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Tree fruit nurseries are wondering how the global economic recession might affect a recent apple-planting boom in Washington.

Orchard renovation

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Good returns on apples the last couple of seasons appear to have fueled sales of

Good Point – Desmond O'Rourke

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Most economic slowdowns have little measurable impact on the demand for fresh fruits. In rich countries like the United States

Sustainability standards

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As development of a national standard for sustainable agriculture moves forward, the Northwest Horticultural Council is following the process by

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