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2017 Outlook

Featured stories covering the 2017 outlook in this issue.

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James K. Ballard, 1920-2017

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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James K. Ballard, a WSU Extension agent for Yakima County from 1962-81 and former contributor to Good Fruit Grower, died on Oct 18.

He was well

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Problematic pairings with Geneva 935

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Certain scion strains show mysterious tree decline symptoms when combined with Geneva 935 rootstocks.

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British Columbia’s government replant program aims at farm renewal

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Program's not just about new varieties, it's replanting recharged

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Growers to vote on keeping pear marketing order

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Pear decision ahead for Pacific Northwest growers

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Moffitt: All pears, all the time

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Pear Bureau is celebrating 85 years of promoting the beautiful and delicious pears nurtured by our growers in Washington and Oregon each year.

We employ

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Cuban farms: Making virtue from necessity

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Shortages of fuel, chemicals and machinery make Cuban farms organic but not efficient.

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Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers.

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Insider tips to avoid growing an $8 box of fruit

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Success from tree to market

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Trade questions loom as 2017 begins

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Focus for the year ahead is keeping current markets open while the U.S. tree fruit industry awaits the president-elect’s actions on trade.

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Moffitt: All pears, all the time

January 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Pear Bureau is celebrating 85 years of promoting the beautiful and delicious pears nurtured by our growers in Washington and Oregon each year.

We employ

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Wine industry leaders, growers team up to discuss policy agenda

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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Grape growers, winemakers and retailers want to speak in a more unified voice when sharing their concerns with government officials.

That’s why different facets of Washington’s

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Concord grape prices still disappoint

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Low prices continue, though juice grape growers haul in good production.

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Wine grape industry continues hot growth

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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September U.S. wine sales rose from $3.3 billion to $3.7 billion, helping set an annual pace to boost the industry’s overall retail value for the

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Grape Society presents its annual awards

January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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The Washington State Grape Society presented three industry awards at the annual meeting in November in Grandview, Washington.

Art den Hoed, a 16-year member of the

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Corr: Training leaders for the next generation

January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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Later this month, a group of students will head through the cold and darkness to gather in an office building in Yakima, Washington.

Most likely, they

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Nick Ferrari, Young Grower from Linden, California

December 30th, 2016|1 Comment

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family background/ Fourth-generation farmer in the San Joaquin Valley. Nick has volunteered with several young grower groups and is involved with converting older walnut orchards