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Special Issue: Buyer’s Guide

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

Funds for adopting IPM

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

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How warming will affect grapes

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The effects of climate change on Washington State’s wine grape industry are likely to be mixed, with some viticultural areas

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Homemade compost cuts fertilizer costs

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Kyle Mathison Orchards makes compost cheaply from various waste materials that are available in the vicinity.
Stemilt Hill orchardist Kyle Mathison has been able to reduce

Calculating the carbon footprint

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It would be a good idea for the tree fruit industries of Washington and Oregon to calculate how they stack up in terms of their

In My View – Food Safety—An Industry Responds

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Robert Louis Stevenson, writing over 100 years ago, noted the numerous but often calmly accepted extreme risks associated with normal day-to-day living, the main one

NZ orchardists aim for carbon neutrality

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The New Zealand apple industry, which exports more than 80 percent of its crop, is trying to turn attention from the long distance it ships

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Is China's Fruit Safe?

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

In The Box

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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 issue

Reason Over Rhetoric

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

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Some pests like it hot

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

More heat, less water

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

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Long trip for small pear packs

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

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Cars implicated in food miles report

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Consumers concerned about food miles might want to consider the impact of driving to the supermarket and back to do their shopping, a report on

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Food miles gain traction

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

Apple Lines

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

Cherry industries collaborate

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

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EQIP funds ease cash flow

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

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Working together for kids

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

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Table grapes thrive in Idaho

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

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Northwest table grapes

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