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Marketing

Featured stories about marketing appear in this issue.

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Wine pioneer looks forward

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After 30 years in the Washington wine industry, Rob Griffin is finally putting down roots. Griffin started making wines

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The new American farmer

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Sunshine Farm Market is not a place to look for off-grade product or cheap fruit. Marketer Guy Evans offers an experience, as well

Protect your hearing

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Farmers experience hearing loss earlier and more often than the general public, studies show. And a new University of Iowa study showed that hearing loss

Local or organic?

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Consumers are torn between buying local and buying organic food, a recent survey shows. In a study by Mambo Sprouts, a natural and organic

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Tree fruit is WSU's priority

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WSU faculty, aided by tree fruit industry members, plant trees at WSU’s new research orchard near Wenatchee to symbolize the university’s commitment to

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And the winner is…

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This display card was part of a stone fruit promotion program that earned Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee, Washington, a Marketing Excellence Award from

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The rise of organics

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Phil Unterschuetz, who recently retired from his organic supply business, hopes that organic agriculture will maintain its integrity as it goes

Impact on Trade

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Agricultural exports are at record –levels. Wheat and milk prices have spiked due to international demand for our now less expensive products. The

60 Years of Fruitful Service

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Mike Willett is on the phone providing background on a pest of possible quarantine concern to U.S. Department of Agriculture negotiators in Washington, D.C.

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Plain Talk About Lenticel Breakdown

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Left: Gala is most susceptible to lenticel breakdo wn. Mild cases resemble chemical burn, and lenticels turn black. Right: In more

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Family traditions

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Each Arnold family member has a part in making Pozo Valley wines. From left to right are Joey and Michelle with their parents,

Hands-off approach helps Syrah stand out

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The less work Stephen Lagier and Carole Meredith have to do in their four-acre Syrah vineyard atop Mount Veeder in California’s Napa Valley, the better

What causes shrivel?

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Researchers in British Columbia aren’t shrinking from the study of berry shrivel, a disease that’s been growing in significance in the Canadian province in recent

Apple assessment vote

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Following hearings in October, the Washington Apple Commission’s board was to decide whether to send out ballots asking Washington apple growers if they’re prepared to

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Less risk, more gain

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The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission is aiming to take some of the guesswork and risk out of planting new

Help for decision-making

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Free tools are available on the Internet to help tree fruit growers make financial decisions such as replanting and grafting to new varieties. To learn

Prices and expenses climb

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Grower prices for apples, pears, and sweet cherries have generally been strong the last few years. But have orchardists really made great gains? A closer

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Variety variation

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California growers rave about the early coloring Royal Rainier cherry, but nurseries and researchers warn that varieties may not perform the same in