Project Description

Special Issue: Buyer’s Guide

Featured stories about buyer’s guide appear in this issue.

  • Food miles gain traction

Food miles gain traction

  • August 1st, 2007

Concern about food miles—the distance food travels from field to plate—is prompting retailers to favor local suppliers, and that’s [...]

Apple Lines

  • August 1st, 2007

  China is the single largest market in the world with 1.3 billion consumers and double-digit growth in its gross national product for [...]

Funds for adopting IPM

  • August 1st, 2007

For growers who would like to implement more integrated pest management practices but can’t afford to, help may be available. The Natural Resources [...]

Cherry industries collaborate

  • August 1st, 2007

Sweet cherry industries in the Pacific Northwest and California may be a thousand miles apart, but they have much in common. The two industries [...]

  • EQIP funds ease cash flow

EQIP funds ease cash flow

  • August 1st, 2007

Aristeo Maldonado of Tonasket, Washington, received EQIP funds to update his irrigation system. When apple prices tumbled in 1998, just [...]

  • Working together for kids

Working together for kids

  • August 1st, 2007

Aricely Vargas in playground slide at EPIC in Sunnyside, Washington. Tree fruit employers, both growers and packing house owners, have [...]

  • Is China's Fruit Safe?

Is China's Fruit Safe?

  • August 1st, 2007

Shopping for fruit at a street market in China. Recent scandals involving pet food and toothpaste in the United [...]

  • Table grapes thrive in Idaho

Table grapes thrive in Idaho

  • August 1st, 2007

Dr. Esmaeil Fallahi, a founder of the Idaho table grape industry, has tested many different varieties. Idaho has a burgeoning [...]

Reason Over Rhetoric

  • August 1st, 2007

Immigration reform legislation that we had hoped would pass before the 2008 presidential election all but died last month when the Senate voted 46 [...]

  • Northwest table grapes

Northwest table grapes

  • August 1st, 2007

Ray Ethell, left, and OVS crop consultant Jeff Flake discuss the open-gable trellis system, on which grape clusters are more exposed for [...]

  • Some pests like it hot

Some pests like it hot

  • August 1st, 2007

Warmer temperatures, caused by global warming, could make pest control more challenging in the Pacific Northwest, theorizes a Washington [...]

More heat, less water

  • August 1st, 2007

Fruit growers who depend on irrigation are likely to feel serious impacts from global warming, scientists say. The average temperature during the [...]

  • Long trip for small pear packs

Long trip for small pear packs

  • August 1st, 2007

Food travels further nowadays because of the centralization of production and distribution systems, but another reason for moving food [...]

In The Box

  • August 1st, 2007

Future Good Fruit Grower of the Year?Kai Phelan Hanrahan gets an early taste of the fruit-growing business, encountering his first apple and his first [...]