California Supreme Court rules against farm owners

By |November 27th, 2017|

From the Los Angeles Times: "California’s highest court decided unanimously Monday that farmers may have a labor contract imposed on them if negotiations with a union fail to produce an agreement."

Grape prices, fungicide resistance likely heading up

By |November 17th, 2017|

The acreage of juice grapes in Washington continues to decline, but the price is likely to go up next year, said Trent Ball at the Washington State Grape Society annual meeting on Friday. Challenging growing seasons in Argentina, Spain, and California mean global supplies are down.

Oregon State looking for cherry growers to develop pest plan

By |November 15th, 2017|

Oregon State University is looking for sweet cherry growers in the Northwest to help develop a long-term Integrated Pest Management plan.

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1

By |November 15th, 2017|

More than 2,400 fruit, berry and vegetable growers are expected to attend the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Wenatchee district pear grower, handler nomination meeting set

By |November 13th, 2017|

Pear handlers will elect nominees for a Wenatchee district grower position and a handler position on the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order 927.

Veterans see future in WSU wine program

By |November 9th, 2017|

There’s something about all the hands-on work that attracted Nick French, a former Air Force mechanic, to the wine industry. He likes getting his hands a little dirty and working with equipment.

Number of apples in storage up 8 percent from 2016

By |November 9th, 2017|

194.4 million bushels of apples were reported in storage as of Nov. 1, an increase of 8 percent over last year and 15 percent above the five-year average, according to a report from the USApple Association released Thursday.

Keyes Packaging hires Burroughs as VP

By |November 9th, 2017|

Keyes Packaging Group of Wenatchee, Washington, has hired Jeff Burroughs as vice president of business development.

Yakima district pear grower nomination meeting set

By |November 9th, 2017|

Pear handlers will elect nominees for a Yakima district grower position on the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order 927.

Report says Apple Commission overbilled by contractor in India more than $500k

By |November 2nd, 2017|

The Washington Apple Commission overpaid a contractor in India more than $500,000, according to a state investigation first reported by The Wenatchee World newspaper.

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