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Featured stories about New York appear in this issue.

Shift to red grapes continues

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The trend towards producing more red wine grape varieties continues, with production today of white varieties only slightly higher than reds. Fifteen years ago, production

Apple vodka?

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Beak and Skiff Apple Farms is not one for standing still. A distillery is being considered as their next venture.The Lafayette, New York, family farm

Grape meeting focus on research, sustainability

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Australia’s comprehensive and industry-focused wine research program, the envy of many around the world, is credited as a major reason for the phenomenal success of

Adding value takes many forms

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Shifting focus from the wholesale market to retail sales and value-added products is helping some growers survive in a tough, competitive tree fruit market.New York

Washington State sets grape production record

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There seems to be no let up in the trend towards larger volumes of grapes. Growers across the nation produced a record grape crop last

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Promotion group touts health and nutrition

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The New York Apple Association, charged with promoting fresh and processed apples, targets its efforts to educating in-state consumers about the health benefits of apples

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New network seeks funding for virus testing

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Apple russet ring disease.Cherry ugly fruit disease, caused by infections of Prunus necrotic ringspot virus in combination with other as yet undetermined factors.Pear stony pit

Processed market gives grower flexibility

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A stable apple processing market translates into stable production of processed apples, says a central New York State orchardist.

“I’m very glad to have a stable

Growers to share experiences at Cherry Institute

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Cherry growers from the Pacific Northwest will converge in Yakima, Washington, on January 13 for the annual Cherry Institute. Program highlights include pest management, horticulture,

On-farm storage adds value to crop

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Few tree fruit growers in the West have their own cold storage, as most deliver their fruit to the packing house during harvest. But

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IMPACT on Trade

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Making the switch to fresh

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It’s not enough these days for tree fruit orchards to be productive. To remain competitive, they must also provide the highest quality at the lowest

Passion doesn't always mean profit

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Too often, entrepreneurial-minded growers love the idea of their farm business more than actually running the business, says Bev Connell, principal of Nova Scotia-based ProAgri

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New York fresh!

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New York State’s tree fruit industry, with its volume and history tied to processing, is in transition, moving more toward the fresh market every year.

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Belle de Boskoop

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From Wolf River apple soup to the earthy flavors of sturgeon seared in the juice of Bramley’s Seedling, Andrea Carlson has a knack for finding

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Health claims need not be approved, but must be truthful

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require producers of conventional foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to notify the agency about their health

More sales consolidation needed, says Mathison

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Stemilt Growers, Inc., in Wenatchee, Washington, already handles more than twice as many apples as the entire British Columbia, Canada, fruit industry. But company President

Apricots of the East

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With 30 acres of apricots, the Nicholsons are among the largest apricot growers east of the Rocky Mountains.

Fully ripe, sweet apricots are difficult to find

B.C. fruit industry differentiates itself

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With less than five million boxes of apples to sell, B.C. fruit growers can’t go head-to-head with their neighbors to the south in Washington, who

New York apple industry by numbers

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  Rank in apple producing states2 Number of apple growers700 Acres of apples45,000

B.C. growers face price slump

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British Columbia apple growers are nervous about Washington State’s tremendous production capacity. Washington’s apple crop is down slightly this season at an estimated 95 million

Cherries not the only product targeted

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Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration letters targeted producers of cherry products, the warnings weren’t limited to health claims about cherries. TPG Enterprises of

Producers grapple with marketing claims after FDA warning

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Fruit companies in states from Washington to Michigan are scrambling to determine how to promote the health benefits of their products without having them classified

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Red Jacket Orchards looks for niches

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A farm family in central New York is setting itself apart from other commercial growers by focusing on growing flavorful and unique varieties.

Planting decisions at

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Seventh-generation New York State farm is a hit with kids

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The Brown family of Waterport, New York, has grown apples and other crops for more than 200 years on the same farm, located along Oak

Value-added on a large scale

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At Beak and Skiff Apple Farms, located south of Syracuse in Lafayette, New York, adding value to apples takes center stage."We’ve taken the approach that