Central Washington pear grower innovates, adapts

By |September 16th, 2016|

Rudy Prey of Leavenworth, Washington, does things with his pear trees that not all, or even most growers, do.

Jared Gidley, Young Grower from Parkdale, Oregon

By |September 1st, 2016|

Jared is a first-generation farmer who worked several orchard jobs growing up in Parkdale, Oregon.

WSTFA fills two key positions

By |August 26th, 2016|

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Jacqui Gordon Nunez has been named director of education and member services at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, based

Dorothy Plath, of Yakima and Washington Fruit and Produce, age 91

By |August 3rd, 2016|

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Our condolences to the family of the late Dorothy Plath, who died July 31 at age 91. She was a celebrated

Devon Newhouse, Young Grower from Sunnyside, Washington

By |July 29th, 2016|

Devon’s family started out raising cattle in the Yakima Valley, then moved into hops, tree fruit and grapes.

Growers lay out future of family farm with succession plan

By |July 22nd, 2016|

Generations to follow

Newhouse named chair of national wine grape association

By |July 7th, 2016|

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Todd Newhouse of Outlook, Washington, has been elected chairman of the Winegrape Growers of America.

The other officers elected in June

James Claar Whitelatch, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

By |July 6th, 2016|

James manages the wine grape crops on the family’s estate in the White Bluffs region of central Washington. He works alongside his brother John, and parents, Bob and Crista Whitelatch.

Suzanne Niemann, a young grower from Yakima, Washington

By |May 27th, 2016|

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family background / Suzanne’s love of agriculture grew out of her interest in the sciences. She is the daughter of

Changes at Oregon State extension center

By |May 24th, 2016|

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Dr. Peter Shearer has resigned as entomologist at Oregon State University’s Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hood River,

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