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Throughout his career, WSU entomologist Jay Brunner has turned science into economic reality for Washington State tree fruit growers.

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  • Bill Schultz, Young Grower from Mattawan, Michigan

Bill Schultz, Young Grower from Mattawan, Michigan

  • June 3rd, 2014

age / 32
crops / apples, cherries, peaches, grapes, asparagus, and sweet corn
business / Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc. Bill works along with his parents and three siblings.
education / Learned from family on the farm along with business courses at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Q: What was your path [...]

Knock wood. NW cherry crop still looking big

  • May 21st, 2014

The Northwest’s cherry crop remains on track to be the third biggest crop in history.

Northwest Cherry Growers held their five-state cherry commission meeting on Wednesday and largely validated a previous forecast of nearly 20 million boxes expected this year.

Forecasts can be proven wrong by surprises such as rain that [...]

  • Curtis Roy, Young Grower from Moxee, Washington

Curtis Roy, Young Grower from Moxee, Washington

  • May 19th, 2014

age / 24
crops / manages cherry and apple orchards
business / Roy Farms. Curtis is part of the fifth generation working the family farm.
education / BS in Agriculture Economics at Washington State University

Q: What was your path to farming?
Growing up, I saw Dad waking up at [...]

  • WSU researcher wins educator award

WSU researcher wins educator award

  • May 16th, 2014

Washington State University researcher, soil scientist and teacher, John Reganold, was named the 2014 Food and Farm Educator by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Berkeley Food Institute on May 14. Reganold is one of four 2014 Growing Green Award winners from the two groups that include [...]

  • Honorees announced for Washington Wine auction

Honorees announced for Washington Wine auction

  • May 16th, 2014

The Auction of Washington Wines named Larry and Dick Olsen, and Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges as honorees for the 27th annual events this summer.

Larry and Dick Olsen are the auction’s 2014 Honorary Growers for their over 40 years as growers, establishing Olsen Brothers Vineyards in 1972, which now grows [...]

  • NW Cherry Growers expect 19.96m boxes this year, up 39 percent from 2013

NW Cherry Growers expect 19.96m boxes this year, up 39 percent from 2013

  • May 9th, 2014

Northwest Cherry Growers have issued their Round One estimate for this year’s cherry crop, and it’s bullish: up 39 percent from last year.

The Northwest Cherry Crop Estimate: Round #1 calls for 19.96 million 20-pound equivalent boxes, up from the previous year’s disappointing 14.3 million boxes. The group cautions that [...]

Steve Black joins Holtzinger

  • April 16th, 2014

Steve Black has been appointed sales manager of Holtzinger Fruit Company, Yakima, Washington. He was previously on the sales desk at Sage Fruit Company, Yakima, for eight years.

Black’s grandparents had a small orchard in the Buena Heights area of the Yakima Valley, where they grew apples, peaches, apricots, prunes, [...]

  • Kate Moser, Young Grower from Walnut Grove, California

Kate Moser, Young Grower from Walnut Grove, California

  • April 15th, 2014

age / 33
crops / wine grapes, 200 acres in apples, 100 acres pears,
business / Darsie, Hutchinson & Pettigrew, Inc.
education / English and journalism focus
other experience / Learning from father and and ranch foreman Alfonso Casillas about the daily operation of the farm

Q:  What was your [...]