A humble leader (Video)

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

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  • Jim Archer named 69th Cherry King

Jim Archer named 69th Cherry King

  • January 13th, 2014

Congratulations to Jim Archer, the 69th Cherry King selected by Northwest cherry growers at the annual Cherry Institute meeting in Yakima, WA. Jim was crowned Jan. 10 by B.J. Thurlby, president of Northwest Cherry Growers.

Jim gets to wear the ancient crown in recognition for his decades of service to the [...]

  • NFE’s Archer retires

NFE’s Archer retires

  • January 13th, 2014

After leading the Northwest Fruit Exporters for 20 years, Jim Archer retired at the end of 2013. Fred Scarlett replaced Archer in early January.

Today, NFE is responsible for managing cherry and apple export programs required by the foreign countries of Japan, Mexico, India, Vietnam, Egypt, Israel, South Africa, and [...]

  • Gabe Dahle, Young Grower Jan. 1, 2014

Gabe Dahle, Young Grower Jan. 1, 2014

Q:  What attracted you to farming?

I was raised on a farm. At first I didn’t want to come back, but I realized I knew a lot and was kind of good at it.

Q:  Looking ahead, what do you think will be your biggest challenges as a grower?

Labor and regulations [...]

  • Hort Association, grape growers bestow honors

Hort Association, grape growers bestow honors

  • January 1st, 2014

Silver Pear

Kent Christensen, president of Independent Warehouse, Inc., in Dryden, Washington, received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Pear Award during the association’s annual meeting in December. Incoming Hort President Steve Zediker, presented the award in recognition of Christensen’s many years of work on behalf of the Pacific Northwest [...]

  • Hort Association bestows honors

Hort Association bestows honors

  • December 5th, 2013
Kent Christensen, president of Independent Warehouse, Inc., in Dryden, Washington, received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Pear Award during the association’s annual meeting in December.
  • Learn by doing

Learn by doing

  • November 27th, 2013
Jeff Colombini has learned the hard way that not all growing techniques fit his conditions.