July 2011 Issue

Mr. Peach

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Chalmers Carr III is active in the South Carolina peach industry, as well as his own business. His efforts have

Titan Farms

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Amancio Palma, right, manages the huge crew of more than 400 H-2A workers who work in the peach orchards. With

Pear assessments drop

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Pear growers in the Pacific Northwest will pay less money to the Pear Bureau Northwest for ­winter pear promotions in

Malaysian labeling will be required

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Mark Powers is vice president of the Northwest Horticultural Council.
Jim Black

Fruit exporters should gear up to label cartons destined for

The end of earmarks?

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Earmarks are often considered equivalent to pork barrel legislation, but the two are not necessarily the same.

Over the years, agriculture—including

Opportunities for cherry exports

By |July 1st, 2011|

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The Pacific Northwest cherry harvest is running later than usual this year, which could open up opportunities in export markets.

Because

Florida growers diversify with peaches

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Florida is known for several things, such as citrus production, Walt Disney World, and alligators, but less well known is

WSU apple breeding program’s fruit evaluation system

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Members of the breeding program’s Industry Advisory Council visit a Phase 3 evaluation site at Quincy in 2010. They are:

H-2A provides dedicated workers

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Female H-2A workers do the sorting at Titan Farms, enforcing a high quality standard that assures loads won’t

Last Bite

By |July 1st, 2011|

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The Santa Rosa plum was the most widely grown plum in California until the mid-1970s.

The Santa Rosa plum, one of

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