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  • Big export year for Northwest cherries

Big export year for Northwest cherries

  • January 27th, 2015

The 2014 season was not only a record year for Northwest cherries, it was one of the best years for Northwest cherry exports, especially to South Korea, which almost doubled imports from 2012.

“Last year was one of our biggest export years ever,” said Keith Hu, foreign marketing director for [...]

  • China’s cold chain is improving

China’s cold chain is improving

  • January 27th, 2015

Though China’s lack of cold-chain facilities and logistics for perishable products has been its Achilles heel, improvements are expected within the next five years, says Keith Hu, Northwest Cherry Growers representative.

China is recognized as one of the hottest markets in the world due to its large population and potential [...]

Bigger crops ahead

  • January 21st, 2015
Growers will need to produce niche varieties and maximize production efficiency, marketers say.

Beating the odds

  • January 20th, 2015
Packing lines should be designed with more concern about food safety, says fruit grower and packer Warren Morgan.
  • Blake Slaybaugh, Young Grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Blake Slaybaugh, Young Grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

  • January 20th, 2015

grower / Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
age / 20
crops / apples, peaches
business / Mt. Ridge Farms
other experience / Blake is a fifth-generation orchardist and participated in a one-year internship as a research assistant with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission in Washington in 2014.

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