Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

Industry grateful as biggest apple crop ever prepares to ship.

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  • Farm-worker crossings to resume at U.S.-Mexico border

Farm-worker crossings to resume at U.S.-Mexico border

The Washington Farm Labor Association says it will resume scheduling  crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border for farm workers, but warned it fears massive border backlogs unless the Secretary of State takes action to prioritize farm worker visa requests.

The association says the normally smooth two-day border crossing process for farm workers [...]

  • Fourth cherry residue test results are available

Fourth cherry residue test results are available

  • July 14th, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted a trial to provide the Northwest cherry industry basic information about residues of commonly used pesticides.

These studies are intended to help growers and consultants make more informed pest decisions with respect to concerns about Maximum Residue [...]

  • Schlect: United Thawed

Schlect: United Thawed

  • May 21st, 2014

●  The American Frozen Food Institute has launched a 30 million dollar national effort to “encourage consumers to take a fresh look at frozen foods.” “Frozen. How Fresh Stays Fresh” is the tag line. This marketing initiative from AFFI, a group led by Kraig Naasz, a former member of [...]

Merivon labeled in New York

  • May 20th, 2014

Merivon fungicide has been registered for use on pome and stone fruit in New York. In field trials, it has controlled diseases such as apple scab and powdery mildew in pome fruit and brown rot in stone fruits, according to information from the ­manufacturer, BASF.

The active ingredients are equal [...]

  • Schlect: On a roll

Schlect: On a roll

  • May 13th, 2014
Anne MacMillan has left her post as deputy chief of staff to Secretary Vilsack at USDA to join Roll Global,
  • Growers make H-2A work

Growers make H-2A work

  • May 1st, 2014
Washington is the fourth largest employer of H-2A workers in the country after North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.