Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

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Brandt brand is a masterpiece

  • January 29th, 2014

E.W. Brandt and Sons, a fruit growing, packing, and marketing operation in Wapato, Washington, is expanding its operations and is using RemBrandt ­Masterpiece fruit as its brand.

The moves reflect the company’s intensified focus on growing and packing after divesting its nursery division last year. Brandt’s Fruit Trees, formerly a [...]

Wine industry foundation oversees grants

  • January 29th, 2014

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is administering three grants totaling nearly $525,000 that deal with clean plants, winery worker safety and training, and plant pests and diseases.

The most recent award is a $174,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Safety and Health Investment Projects. The [...]