January 1st 2013 Issue

Understanding how the Affordable Care Act affects growers

By |November 27th, 2013|

Ag employers and employees face a mandate to offer and have health insurance.

Good Point: What can we expect from Congress in 2013?

By |January 1st, 2013|

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After the November election, the first question from members of our association, other growers, and allied associations was: “What should

Hort awards and recognition

By |January 1st, 2013|

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The following fruit industry members were honored during the Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting in December.
Silver Apple
George Allan, a

Juice grape crop down in 2012

By |January 1st, 2013|

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Washington State produced an estimated 174,000 tons of juice grapes in 2012, down from its ten-year average of 193,000 tons,

Hydrocooled apples stay crisp and tasty

By |January 1st, 2013|

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The Gadbois family has planted most of its apples on Canada-developed Ottawa rootstocks. Trees at right are Sunrise on Ottawa

Tower sprayer works for Quebec grower

By |January 1st, 2013|

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Fruiteraie des Gadbois has another unique feature, a tower, or sleeve, sprayer Benoit Gadbois developed working with Dr. Bernard Panneton

Where is the juice grape market headed?

By |January 1st, 2013|

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Greg MacGill

On the surface, Washington State’s juice grape industry looks the picture of good economic times—crop inventories are in balance

New player enters Concord juice deal

By |January 1st, 2013|

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The last berries of a Concord grape delivery make their way from the receiving station to the de-stemmer.
Photo by Melissa

Putting the apple into apple juice

By |January 1st, 2013|

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Terry Chambers, left, and Jim Early stand in front of five new tanks added this year to increase bulk storage

First fruit

By |January 1st, 2013|

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Bill Dodd stands next to the EverCrisp mother tree, which grows at the Doud family’s County Line Orchard near Wabash,

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