November 2009 Issue

Good Point – Chris Schlect

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America’s system of delivering food to retail customers is a marvel. Without a cadre of governmental central planners dictating production

Five food-safety lessons

By |November 1st, 2009|

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The tree fruit industry can learn some valuable lessons from past food-safety scares, according to Dr. David Gombas, senior vice

Last Bite – Groceries, politics, land, fruit

By |November 1st, 2009|

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Walter Bolinger became a fruit grower and packer after working for many years as a shopkeeper.

Merchant, politician, real estate developer,

Take food safety seriously

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The risk of tree fruits causing outbreaks of food-related illness is low. In fact, no outbreak has ever been linked

Industry veteran is new CEO

By |November 1st, 2009|

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With more than 30 years’ experience in all aspects of the tree fruit industry, Keith Mathews became CEO in October

Major organic player

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Using environmentally sound, sustainable practices to produce tree fruit is one of the core values of supplier-partners of FirstFruits Marketing

Air quality study shows low pesticide risk

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A study that measured agricultural chemicals in the air near Washington State orchards did not find pesticides at levels considered

Selling a philosophy

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FirstFruits Marketing of Washington is the new kid on the marketing block. From left are Jim Hazen, business

Optimistic about the crop

By |November 1st, 2009|

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The Washington Apple Commission is focusing its export efforts this year on markets that have the potential to take more

M.9 prevails in Poland

By |November 1st, 2009|

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Malling 9 is the most popular apple rootstock in Poland, closely followed by M.26, but growers are also using dwarfing

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