Grape and wine research review rescheduled for Jan. 30-31

By |January 18th, 2017|

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The Washington State Grape and Wine Research Program’s research review has been rescheduled for January 30 and 31 at the

Empire State Producers Expo: Wednesday wrapup

By |January 18th, 2017|

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A sparsely attended but lively discussion about H-2A guest workers highlighted Wednesday’s proceedings at the Empire State Producers Expo in

Empire State Producers Expo: Tuesday wrapup

By |January 17th, 2017|

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No more theory. No more hypothetical examples.

Four apple growers, as well as a few vegetable farmers, drafted their real-life food

Empire State Producers Expo: Monday wrapup

By |January 17th, 2017|

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About 50 farmers, many of them apple growers, took one of their first official first steps toward complying with the

Oregon’s largest apple grower sells to Washington company

By |January 13th, 2017|

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Earl Brown & Sons, the largest apple grower and packer in Oregon, has been sold to the Foreman Fruit Co.

Washington state expands apple maggot quarantine area

By |January 10th, 2017|

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After finding apple maggot in the southeastern corner of Lincoln County, the Washington State Department of Agriculture has expanded its

Public input requested on labor practices charter

By |January 6th, 2017|

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The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association are seeking public input on a draft framework for responsible labor

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.

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