Legal & Regulatory

Mite threatening honeybees in New York

By |June 29th, 2017|

A tiny mite is being blamed for major honeybee losses in New York, threatening the state’s $500 million agriculture industry.

To KGB or not to KGB?

By |June 29th, 2017|

Some cherry growers expand, some scale back on labor-friendly Kym Green Bush systems.

Thinking of changing varieties? These growers have some advice.

By |June 14th, 2017|

Switch decision: Why is this new apple the right variety for me?

U.S. congressmen ask for analysis of Polish apples

By |June 14th, 2017|

Two Republican lawmakers from apple producing states have asked for a full pest and disease risk analysis of fruit imported from Poland, a nation that has not previously met U.S. requirements.

Gilbert: Farm Bill bears fruit for all

By |June 6th, 2017|

A Good Fruit Grower Good Point by Sean Gilbert, Gilbert Orchards

L.A. Times: Trump promised a ‘big beautiful door’ in his border wall. California farmers are ready and waiting

By |May 25th, 2017|

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From the Los Angeles Times:
More than 11,000 foreign guest workers like Betancourt were approved last year to harvest the lettuce,

Sugar sours birds on eating valuable cherry crops

By |May 24th, 2017|

Sweet revenge for bird control

Sanitation workshops set for May 31, June 1

By |May 24th, 2017|

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission will host cleaning and sanitation workshops on May 31 in Naches, Washington, and on June 1 in East Wenatchee, Washington.

Ag groups respond to Trump’s proposed budget

By |May 24th, 2017|

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Here is an ongoing roundup of responses to President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal, which was released Tuesday, May 23.
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Make the most of your mulch – Video

By |May 17th, 2017|

Pruning wood and mowing weeds can provide extra food for soil organisms that help keep trees healthy.

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