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  • Woot Froot

Success with fresh sliced pears and peaches

September 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

A Fresno-based, California company is one of the first to bring fresh-cut pears and stone fruit to the retail market.

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Andy Smith, a Young Grower from Poplar Grove, Illinois

September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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grower / Poplar Grove, Illinois
age / 29
crops / Apples, diversified farm
business / Manager of Edwards Apple Orchard
family background / Third-generation farmer of a 52-acre farm with market and u-pick operation. The market operates for three months starting at the end of August. Nephew of Edwards Orchard owner Ken Hall.

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  • Jim Baird and the Cloudview Ecofarms

Ecofarm raises food awareness

August 7th, 2015|0 Comments

People want to know where their food comes from and how it’s grown, says Washington grower Jim Baird.

  • Young Grower Manuel Martinez Jr.

Manuel Martinez Jr., a Young Grower from Royal City, Washington

August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Four months out of Wenatchee Valley College, Manuel talks with Good Fruit Grower about why he pursued a career in farming and orchard management.

Drone ready to work in fruit

FAA approved Yamaha’s remote-controlled copter for agricultural use.

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Jim Flore named Cherry Industry Person of the Year

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Michigan State University horticulture professor Jim Flore gladly accepted and quickly donned the official red sports jacket as he was honored as Cherry Industry Person of the Year during the National Cherry Festival in Traverse

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Northwest cherry growers have shipped a record 15.2m boxes

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Through July 6th, Northwest cherry growers have shipped 15.2 million 20-lb. boxes of fruit. That’s 21 percent more than the previous record and 124 percent more than the 15-year industry average.

Here’s the report issued yesterday

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Russian closure slows pear exports

Russia had been importing almost half a million boxes of U.S. pears.

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Stinging nettle is beneficial

Nettles provide habitat for natural enemies of pests.

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Processed pears bring record prices

Growers and canners are pleased with outcome.

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Low snow spells trouble

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Months ago, I saw it coming. Crossing Snoqualmie Pass in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, I drove by ski runs that showed more dirt than snow.

That spelled trouble. Less snow means less water in the spring for

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Daniel Bays, a Young Grower from Westley, California

Daniel Bays is a fifth generation farmer talks with Good Fruit Grower about how the farm is dealing with drought and the possible transition to mechanized harvesting.

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Pear production stays stable

Northwest growers forecast another manageable crop.

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Fruit businesses assess damage after Wenatchee fire

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A wildfire that started as a brush fire near Wenatchee over the weekend affected several tree fruit businesses and destroyed 28 homes.

Embers from the burning houses on the outskirts of Wenatchee ignited paper packaging materials

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Images show Lake Shasta’s drop; highlights California drought

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NASA’s Earth Observatory website released two images this week comparing Lake Shasta’s decline over a nine year period illustrating how drought conditions are impacting the western United States.

By using the slider below, you can see

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2015 Fruit Crop Guesstimate is in

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Fruit growers and processors met in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24 to take an early shot at guessing the size of the some of the nation’s 2015 fruit crops.

The numbers were presented at the 60th

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