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Good Fruit Grower of the Year

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

Dolores, Molestias, y Estiramientos

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Transfiera este artículo como archivo del pdf. Lo que llamamos dolores, molestias y estiramientos del trabajo físico son conocidos, por aquellos que se preocupan

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Winning growers embrace innovation

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Marc van Roechoudt had the best Royal Gala apples at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada Two Canadian

Aches, Pains, and Strains

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Download this article as a pdf file. What we call the aches, pains, and strains of manual labor are known as work-related musculoskeletal disorders

Concord juice, a super food

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The Washington juice grape industry is missing out on an opportunity by not promoting the fruit’s nutritional value, Rocky Brumley, inside sales manager for Milne

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High interest in new varieties

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The first Washington plantings of Envy will go in the ground in 2010. Growers are showing great interest in new, managed

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Ag fair adds apples

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These Nicola apples grown by Dashan Gill of Oliver, British Columbia, took a first place for new varieties. The reemergence of

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Man with a mission

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Ralph Broetje, who runs a family orchard of more than 6,000 acres in Washington State, is always focused on the bottom line, but the business

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Immigration reform needed

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Part of the Broetje Orchards community of family homes and apartments. Normally reserved and quiet spoken, Ralph Broetje is uncharacteristically

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Orchard donates millions to missions

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Over the past 18 years, Broetje Orchards, near Prescott, Washington, has donated around $47 million to mission projects around

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Variety pioneer

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Ralph Broetje is converting part of his orchard to organic. Ralph Broetje’s interest in new apple varieties has never waned. He

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Last Bite

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The Sanderson label was a simple, yet attractive design that relied more on typography than color. There is only one known surviving label.

Economic uncertainty

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Tree fruit nurseries are wondering how the global economic recession might affect a recent apple-planting boom in Washington. "I think it will slow

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Orchard renovation

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Good returns on apples the last couple of seasons appear to have fueled sales of nursery trees. Nurseries say growers

Good Point – Desmond O'Rourke

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Most economic slowdowns have little measurable impact on the demand for fresh fruits. In rich countries like the United States or Canada, consumers are already

Sustainability standards

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As development of a national standard for sustainable agriculture moves forward, the Northwest Horticultural Council is following the process by participating in a coalition of

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Higher Concord prices predicted

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The East Coast had a large Concord crop this year. Juice grape growers in Washington State, recently weathering some of the

A bright future for Washington grapes

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Washington State’s grape industry has been a consistent bright spot in the last decade among the state’s agricultural commodities, but there are plenty of challenges