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Good Fruit Growers of the Year

Featured stories about good fruit growers of the year appear in this issue.

Concentrate imports rise

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A shortage of processing apples has resulted in increased imports of Chinese apple juice concentrate into the United States. Tight supplies were reflected in sharp

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Whatever happened to…The end of American agriculture

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"Americans will never notice as the percentage of their food that is imported rises to 100 percent." —Steven

Hotter weather, less color

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Warmer minimum temperatures in Washington State and other northern states could translate into less color development for red grape varieties and other crops like Red

Antioxidants at every meal

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Many fruits, such as cherries, blueberries, and plums, contain high levels of antioxidants, but not all are absorbed in the same way into the blood,

Year-end wine review

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Wine grape growers should meet annually with their winemakers to review the year and discuss wine grape quality, says Dr. James Harbertson, Washington State –University

Chile is the most competitive

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The United States ranks fifth out of 28 apple-producing countries in terms of international competitiveness, according to data compiled by agricultural economist Dr. Des O’Rourke,

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Leading Lady

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Laura Mrachek oversees the operations of Cascade Analytical in Wenatchee and its Yakima branch. The labs provide agricultural and environmental testing services.

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Making sense of global warming

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Putting politics and blame aside, global warming is occurring and carbon dioxide concentrations in the world are increasing, says a

Apple Lines

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With the 2007 crop numbers fresh in our minds, why would the Washington Apple Commission be looking ahead to the 2008 crop? Diligent

First Bite

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As I look out my office window at another December snow flurry, I find myself looking forward to a winter’s worth of industry meetings that

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Last Bite

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Mount Adams is on the left and Mount Rainier on the right in the distance. “G and I” stood for Grandview Inland Fruit

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Venturing into wine

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Mike Mrachek says their recent lease of a winery in Quincy, with 35 acres of wine grapes, is a perfect fit because it’s

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Opportunity keeps knocking

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Cherry, apple, and wine grape acreage at three locations in Washington State, a winery and tasting room, a commercial laboratory, and an irrigation scheduling service.

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Tannin varies by region

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Samples will be made into wine to compare differences between Merlot grown on rootstocks and own-rooted vines. Dr. James Harbertson’s wine

Solar lags in Washington State

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Despite abundant sunshine in eastern Washington, few businesses are adopting solar energy projects, though the interest is there, says an electric cooperative –representative. "Going

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The California solar rush

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Photovoltaic panels are positioned on the rooftop of organic produce marketer CF Fresh to put sunshine to work. In what has