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Good Fruit Grower of the Year

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

Figuring out profitability

  • January 1st, 2011

High yields or high prices alone are not enough to ensure that a Gala apple grower will see a profit, two Washington State University [...]

Good Job

  • January 1st, 2011

Silver Apple
Organic grower and consultant Dain Craver of Royal City received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Apple award.

Craver grew up in California. [...]

Good time for renewal or expansion

  • January 1st, 2011

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 [...]

  • Last Bite

Last Bite

  • January 1st, 2011

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 [...]

Specialty crops will be on center stage

  • January 1st, 2011

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 [...]

Economic outlook for tree fruit

  • January 1st, 2011

The economic outlook for the tree fruit­ ­industry in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest is quite good. This conclusion may surprise many readers [...]

Passion for research

  • January 1st, 2011

Cherries, with their sensitivity to rain at harvest time and market swings, are one of the riskiest and most volatile of tree fruit crops. [...]

In The Box

  • January 1st, 2011

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, [...]

Growing new grape leaders

  • January 1st, 2011

In recent years, the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers has expanded its educational sessions and trade show to make [...]

Learn how to get paid

  • January 1st, 2011

Increasing numbers of growers are reporting difficulty in getting paid for their grapes, a result of the trickle effect that the down economy has [...]

How to get paid for your grapes

  • January 1st, 2011

The down economy has had a ripple effect on the wine grape industry. Fewer restaurant meals and reduced entertaining budgets have slowed wine sales, [...]

Advocate for breeding program

  • January 1st, 2011

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 [...]