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Featured stories about horticulture appear in this issue.


  • January 15th, 2006

Denny Hayden’s constant use of the word “quality” either makes one leery or desirous of hearing more, much more. Denny has obviously and consciously [...]

  • Fowler Farms does it all

Fowler Farms does it all

  • January 15th, 2006

The term “vertical integration” takes on a higher level of meaning at Fowler Farms, a tree fruit grower and shipper in north central New [...]

Eastern marketing cooperative

  • January 15th, 2006

George Lamont identified the East Coast marketing cooperative known as Premier Apple Cooperative, Inc., as a key to helping the industry survive in an [...]

The pear orchard of the future

  • January 15th, 2006

The cost and availability of labor will have a large impact on the fruit industry, Jason Matson of Matson Fruit Company, Selah, Washington, predicts, [...]

  • Gee Whiz, a film about Grady Auvil

Gee Whiz, a film about Grady Auvil

  • January 15th, 2006

Filmmaker Jamie Howell is making a documentary about tree fruit industry legend, the late great Grady Auvil.

Auvil, an orchardist in Orondo, Washington, was active [...]

Wine distribution laws under fire

  • January 15th, 2006

Wine distribution laws within the state and nation are changing rapidly. States are reviewing wine shipment laws for compliance with the recent U.S. Supreme [...]

Consolidation worries wineries

  • January 15th, 2006

The shrinking number of wine distributors across the United States is troubling to wineries large and small. As the volume of wine production in [...]