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January 13th, 2014|0 Comments
At first glance, apples, like eggs, seem endowed by nature with perfect packaging, but the market for fresh apple slices continues to grow.
“People thought we
January 7th, 2014|0 Comments
For a new apple variety to succeed, the marketer must understand what drives consumer and retailer preferences.
The Tonnemakers say industry consolidation has left opportunities for small operators to sell directly to consumers.
Jim Koan wants organic practices to be based on science, not politics.
January 6th, 2014|0 Comments
Jim Koan, Michigan organic apple pioneer, is honored by the state’s Horticultural Society.
Silver Apple Award winner Ray Fuller approaches organic production from a scientific point of view.
Some B.C. apples moved south last fall, into Washington packing houses.
Americans are drinking more wine
Cash prices are trending downward, production is trending upward.
Apple growers continue to upgrade orchards, and lenders stay willing to lend.
If the futures market catches on, apple growers might get paid more for sort-outs.
Securing an adequate workforce is the organization’s number-one priority.
January 2nd, 2014|5 Comments
Q: What attracted you to farming?
I was raised on a farm. At first I didn’t want to come back, but I realized I knew a
January 1st, 2014|0 Comments
Our new Web site has an expanding library of videos for growers.
Kent Christensen, president of Independent Warehouse, Inc., in Dryden, Washington, received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Pear Award during the association’s annual meeting
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