July 2012 Issue

Florida PEACHES

By |July 1st, 2012|

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When devastating freezes strike the Florida citrus industry, it becomes national news immediately, as people want to know how it

Living with plum pox

By |July 1st, 2012|

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Jim Bittner, pictured with a tour group in his New York orchard, pulled out 20 acres of peaches when a

Canadians will reduce pressure to eliminate plum pox

By |July 1st, 2012|

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In the “usual” journalistic process, reporters find expert sources and ask questions, then ask additional questions as the answers dictate.

Truitt Brothers helps consolidate pear processing

By |July 1st, 2012|

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After almost 40 years as a major pear canner, Truitt Brothers of Salem, Oregon, is “bowing out” of the business

Merging two cultures

By |July 1st, 2012|

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During the early cherry season, West Mathison, ­president of Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee, Washington, spends about half his time at

In the Box

By |July 1st, 2012|

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Dear Good Fruit Grower:
I just received the June 2012 issue. As always, lots of good and timely information included between

Canning pear price set for Pacific Northwest

By |July 1st, 2012|

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The price for processing Bartlett pears grown in the Pacific Northwest has been set for the next three years.

The two

Bob Koehler promoted by Pear Bureau

By |July 1st, 2012|

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The Pear Bureau Northwest has promoted Bob Koehler to lead regional marketing manager. In this new position, he will serve

Extended Stemilt cherry season

By |July 1st, 2012|

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The California cherry season can make or break the start of the Washington State cherry deal. Good quality cherries from

U.S. canned pear industry is in flux

By |July 1st, 2012|

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The canned pear world is in the midst of change. With more than a decade of declining Bartlett pear production,

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