Legal & Regulatory

Okanagan seeks USDA approval for non browning GMO “Arctic Fuji”

By |January 20th, 2016|

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Canadian grower Okanagan Specialty Fruit is seeking USDA approval for a third non-browning apple, which it calls the Arctic Fuji. This

Food safety research focuses on packing

By |January 14th, 2016|

Scientists hope to reduce food safety risks in Washington apple packing houses.

Gathering data for food safety

By |January 14th, 2016|

Research will help inform the FDA and producers as the Food Safety Modernization Act is implemented.

Mexico to impose duties on U.S. apples

By |January 6th, 2016|

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The Mexican government is imposing provisional duties on most U.S. apple exports, beginning Jan. 7, as its investigation continues into

Tree Fruit Day in Olympia planned for January 26

By |December 30th, 2015|

Don’t miss out on a one-day opportunity to have your voice heard by Washington lawmakers

Benefits of the TPP

By |December 28th, 2015|

Eliminating tariff rates on tree fruit is a trade policy objective of the Northwest Horticultural Council. TPP furthers this objective.

New focus on grade standards

By |December 28th, 2015|

Hort council aims for industry involvement to help monitor other nations’ quality metrics.

Avoiding heat-related illness

By |December 28th, 2015|

Study finds workers paid piece rate tend to work harder and take fewer breaks, increasing the risk of heat-related illness symptoms.

Funds issued for more farmworker housing in Washington State

By |December 3rd, 2015|

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The state of Washington today awarded the Washington Growers League $3 million to build a seasonal farmworker housing complex in

73rd Annual Cherry Institute opens on Jan. 15 in Yakima

By |November 25th, 2015|

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The 73rd annual Cherry Institute begins January 15 at the Yakima Convention Center with an update on the Cherry Breeding

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