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Two Oregon cherry growers join forces

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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Two longtime cherry producers in the Dalles, Oregon, have merged to form an affiliation that

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How to give away fruit

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Donations are appreciated at food banks, but some homework and forethought are advised first.

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Overhiser, Isaacs and others honored at Great Lakes Expo

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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At the 17th annual Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo Banquet on Wednesday

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Tree fruit industry bestows honors at Washington awards banquet

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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Twenty-four years ago, Victor Bueno helped start the Spanish sessions of the Washington State Tree

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Anel Dorantes, a young grower from Tieton, Washington

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Curiosity, sharing and innovation drive Mike Omeg, a fifth-generation cherry grower.

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A grower with industry influence: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Grower of the Year Mike Omeg has an impressive list of industry contributions and accomplishments.

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Gökhan Öztürk’s fruitful journey

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Turkish fruit breeder visits Washington to gain insights into fruit breeding at WSU.

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Longtime winemaker fulfills dream by opening his own boutique winery

November 22nd, 2017|2 Comments

Co Dinn Winery: One man’s path

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Veterans see future in WSU wine program

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

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Keyes Packaging hires Burroughs as VP

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

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

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James Bukovinsky, a young grower working in Benton City, Washington

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / James grew up in Woodinville, Washington, and earned an environmental science degree

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Making good in the Badlands of Washington

October 27th, 2017|3 Comments

Grower creates a home for his vineyards in dramatic but challenging scenery.

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Independent grower not afraid to try different techniques

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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On White Trail Road near Quincy, Washington, just past a development of small homes and

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Ferguson joins Pear Bureau

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

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Neil Ferguson has joined Pear Bureau Northwest as a communications specialist.

Ferguson recently worked as a

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For sale: huge tract in prime Walla Walla location

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

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It’s a heck of a view for a vineyard. Nobody has planted one yet, but

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Devon Wade, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / After serving several tours overseas in the U.S. Army, Devon joined his

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Tarrah Te Velde, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background/Tarrah works with her mother Michelle Te Velde on their family pear orchard that

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Researchers put virus theory to trial in G.935 decline

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Pathogen probe

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Steinbach named Michigan Apples dietician

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Michigan Apple Commission has named Shari Steinbach the official dietician of Michigan Apples.
Steinbach is

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Entomologists join WSU for pear IPM project

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

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Two new entomologists have joined the Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center

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Tim Akita, a young grower from Dallesport, Washington

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Tim is a fourth-generation farmer who works both as a chiropractor in The Dalles, Oregon, and runs the family farm that his great-grandfather, Nobuhei Akita, started in 1931.

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NY Apple Association makes staffing changes

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The New York Apple Association has announced that its president and CEO Cynthia Haskins will direct the association's marketing and promotional activities for the 2017 apple crop.

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Bryant Christie Inc. celebrates 25th anniversary

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

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Bryant Christie Inc., a company that helps agricultural, food and beverage producers open and expand

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Bernardita Sallato joins WSU Extension

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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Bernardita Sallato has been named Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension Specialist in South Central Washington.

Sallato

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Craig Harris, a young grower from Moxee, Washington

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / Craig is a fourth-generation farmer who graduated from Whitworth College. He grew

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Gilbert: Farm Bill bears fruit for all

June 6th, 2017|3 Comments

A Good Fruit Grower Good Point by Sean Gilbert, Gilbert Orchards

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Alfredo Reyes, a young grower from Royal City, Washington

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / Alfredo was born in Mexico and grew up in Wenatchee with four

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A Long goodbye for Oregon horticulturalist

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Thursday’s preharvest cherry tour, held every year in the Columbia Gorge areas of Washington and Oregon, concluded with a farewell celebration to Lynn Long, the horticulturist who usually leads it.

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Fire leads to new way of cherry drying business

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

High and dry innovation by California cherry family.

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Glade Brosi, young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / Glade is originally from Kentucky and joined Stemilt in 2011 with a

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Grower shares family’s succession story

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Planning for the future

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Derric Kirschenmann, a young grower from Shafter, California

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Derric decided to work alongside his family over a decade ago to grow the business north of Bakersfield.

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Oregon State researcher Wang has died

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Dr. Yan Wang, who led postharvest physiology research at Oregon State University, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27. His age was not immediately available Friday.

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Kelsey Twitchell, a young grower from Dryden, Washington

April 20th, 2017|1 Comment

Kelsey’s family farm is nestled in the hills of Washington’s upper Wenatchee Valley, where they grow fresh market pears.

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Young grower mixes new ideas with 125-year-old traditions

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Growing at home

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Together on tour – Gallery

April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 IFTA road trips to remember

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Grunenfelder moves to FDA

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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Laura Grunenfelder has accepted a new position as a consumer safety officer for the Food

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Brett Grobe, a Young Grower from Elyria, Ohio

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / Brett is a sixth-generation fruit and vegetable grower in northern Ohio near

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Growers, packers meet with lawmakers

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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Members of the Washington Apple Commission and Columbia Fruit Packers were among a group of

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Castagnoli named director of Mid-Columbia Research Center

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

He's been with center for almost 17 years.

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Lacey Lybeck, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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Dillon Luebber, a young grower from Malaga, Washington

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / Dillon was raised southeast of Wenatchee, Washington, along the Columbia River by

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AgForestry to graduate 38th leadership class

March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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AgForestry announced the graduation in April of its 38th Leadership Program class.

Here’s the press release:
Today’s

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Alfredo Jeronimo, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Alfredo grew up working in orchards alongside his father. After starting a family, Alfredo followed his interests in the packing side of the industry and is currently pursuing goals in orchard management.

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Blazing a trail for female growers

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

International Fruit Tree Association launches women’s group to provide education, mentorship.

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Three growers elected to Washington Apple board

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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Mark Stennes, James Foreman and Jon Alegria were elected to three-year terms as members of

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Kurt Schlect, 1954-2017

February 9th, 2017|3 Comments

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Kurt Don Schlect, a lifelong grower in the Yakima Valley, passed away Feb. 5 at the

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Chris Oakes, Young Grower from Lyndonville, New York

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

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Arkansas fruit breeder Moore dies at 85

January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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Jim Moore, a longtime fruit breeder, who was influential in the tree fruit industry died