January 1st, 2011|0 Comments
Cherries, with their sensitivity to rain at harvest time and market swings, are one of the riskiest and most volatile of tree fruit crops. John
Organic grower and consultant Dain Craver of Royal City received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Apple award.
Craver grew up in California. His father,
Richared, one of the first red strains of Delicious, was such an exciting discovery that a box full was sent to U.S. President Herbert Hoover.
The economic outlook for the tree fruit industry in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest is quite good. This conclusion may surprise many readers accustomed
Geraldine Warner’s article “How Do Your Returns Stack Up?” in the November Good Fruit Grower included several helpful comments about our new information service, Packer
In recent years, the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers has expanded its educational sessions and trade show to make it
Increasing numbers of growers are reporting difficulty in getting paid for their grapes, a result of the trickle effect that the down economy has had
The down economy has had a ripple effect on the wine grape industry. Fewer restaurant meals and reduced entertaining budgets have slowed wine sales, backed
John Carter is known for his relentless dedication to goals.
Oregon grower John Carter has been involved in cherry industry trade groups and activities. But the
A steady trend in juice grape acreage and reduced overall inventory of grape juice should lead to similar—or slightly higher—cash prices for the coming year,
A pear industry task force is recommending that the Pear Bureau Northwest and pear shippers and marketers work more closely together when setting up retail
High yields or high prices alone are not enough to ensure that a Gala apple grower will see a profit, two Washington State University agricultural
Honeycrisp apples flow through the new three-lane Compac packing line at Lake Ontario Fruit Company. The company expanded last summer, and found funding available at
David Schweikhardt predicts a lively specialty-crops– centered Farm Bill debate will start in Congress soon.
Specialty crops growers, who were pleased that they got “their own
November 30th, 2016|0 Comments
“Continuous Change,” the theme of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association 112th Annual Meeting, is a familiar challenge to the Washington tree fruit industry.
November 4th, 2016|0 Comments
It seems we are the victims of our own inaction. This month we will vote for America’s next president and yet, at this writing, neither
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