By Melissa Hansen|2013-11-24T18:24:07+00:00January 1st, 2012|
Concord yields varied widely last year, ranging from no crop to 20 tons per acre.
Washington State’s juice and wine
By admin|2013-11-24T18:19:23+00:00January 1st, 2012|
Who would guess that, with unemployment at or just below double digits for three years, basic industries such as
By Richard Lehnert|2013-11-18T17:27:20+00:00January 1st, 2012|
Mark Rice, like almost every other commercial fruit grower, is concerned about his future labor supply. Rice needs about 100
By Richard Lehnert|2013-11-24T18:45:26+00:00January 1st, 2012|
David Rice is president of Rice Fruit Company and manager of packing and storage operations.
In recent years, Rice Fruit
By Richard Lehnert|2013-11-24T18:28:43+00:00January 1st, 2012|
Mark Rice chose to go with Kiku, a high quality Fuji fruit strain that is easier to grow than Honeycrisp
By Richard Lehnert|2014-08-13T17:00:33+00:00January 1st, 2012|
Lunch is often a Rice family affair, as several members work in the office or packing plant. From left are
By Geraldine Warner|2013-11-18T17:40:01+00:00January 1st, 2012|
President, Washington State Horticultural AssociationDavid Douglas, 37, works for the family growing and packing operation, Douglas Fruit Company, which
By Geraldine Warner|2013-11-18T17:42:26+00:00January 1st, 2012|
Nominations for board positions with several Pacific Northwest fruit industry groups will be held during upcoming horticultural meetings.
Cherry Marketing Committee
By Melissa Hansen|2013-11-18T17:46:25+00:00January 1st, 2012|
Many growers, particularly on the West Coast, didn’t have enough workers to pick their fruit last fall. The new year
By Melissa Hansen|2013-11-18T17:47:35+00:00January 1st, 2012|
Hiring prisoners to pick the tail end of their apple crop was a “last ditch” effort, but Scott McDougall believes