Gene Veliquette, 1947-2015

By |June 12th, 2015|

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Michigan’s cherry industry lost a visionary leader with the death of Gene Veliquette. The influential grower died June 7 in

Jack Edwin Jones: 1941-2015

By |April 30th, 2015|

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Jack Jones, grower and entrepreneur from Quincy, Washington, was known for doing things in a big way. He welcomed new

Dick Bartram, 1920-2015

By |March 17th, 2015|

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Retired Washington State University Cooperative Extension agent Richard “Dick” Bartram, who was an authority on apple maturity and storage, died

Robert L. Andrews, 1930 – 2014

By |January 2nd, 2015|

Andrews credited for helping develop grape region.

Arvid V. Monson 1941 – 2014

By |December 9th, 2014|

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Diversified grower, rancher, and founder of Goose Ridge Winery Arvid Monson, 73, died December 1. The long time Yakima Valley,

Daniel Symms, 1961-2014

By |November 16th, 2014|

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Daniel Thomas Symms, great-grandson of the founder of Symms Fruit Ranch in Caldwell, Idaho, died from cancer on October 7.

John Daniel Gebbers, 1930 – 2014

By |October 31st, 2014|

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John “Danny” Gebbers, 84, patriarch of the Gebbers family that has been growing apples near Brewster for more than 100

Michael L. Miller, 1947 – 2014

By |October 9th, 2014|

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Mike Miller, 67, known for his infectious grin, had deep roots in Washington’s Yakima Valley agriculture.

His grandfather helped to bring

Guy William “Bill” Powers, 1926 – 2014

By |October 2nd, 2014|

Washington wine industry legend Bill Powers, known for his innovative, organic grape growing and winemaking, died September 23. He was 88.

Fast track ends for Jerry Haak

By |February 1st, 2014|

Jerry Haak focused on growing fruit and helping others, not his pain.

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