GMO Arctic Apple gets new logo and higher profile

By |January 5th, 2017|

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Okanagan Speciality Fruits continues to raise the profile of its genetically modified Arctic Apples with a new marketing logo and

Mercer to be honored with Rising Star Award

By |January 4th, 2017|

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Rob Mercer, owner of Mercer Estates Winery, will be honored with the Rising Star Award from the Pasco, Washington, Chamber

Finding the right people

By |December 29th, 2016|

Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.

U.S., New Zealand win WTO ag dispute with Indonesia

By |December 23rd, 2016|

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A World Trade Organization settlement panel on Dec. 22 ruled that Indonesia’s restrictions on horticultural products, animals and animal products

Pazazz hits market early

By |December 21st, 2016|

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Pazazz, a new apple variety from Honeybear Brands, was expected to hit stores early.

The apple was expected in grocery stores in

Trinka, Veliquettes honored at Great Lakes Expo

By |December 16th, 2016|

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Dave Trinka and twin brothers Gene and Dean Veliquette, were honored by the Michigan State Horticultural Society with its Distinguished

Fresh Pear Committee nominations set for January meeting

By |December 14th, 2016|

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Pear growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order No. 927.

The committee is responsible

Washington horticulturalist Fred Valentine dies

By |December 12th, 2016|

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Fred Valentine, a longtime field horticulturist and former president of the Washington State Horticultural Association, died December 4. He was

WSTFA annual meeting — Wednesday wrapup

By |December 7th, 2016|

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Farm transfer planning and lending were the topics in one Wednesday morning session about “Future Farmers” at the Washington State

Industry giant Bill Evans dies

By |December 6th, 2016|

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Bill Evans, co-founder and president of Evans Fruit Co., died early Tuesday morning. He was 87. His death was confirmed

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