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California cherry packers ready for new lines

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Two northern California cherry packers are using new grading and sorting technology for the 2014 cherry season. Both held open houses in April to show off the new equipment to growers and industry members.

Rivermaid Trading

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Sweet cherry health connection

Health research is a priority for the Northwest Cherry Growers.

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New prairie cherry varieties making an impact

Tart cherries from Saskatchewan are still on track to play larger role.

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New pest has racing stripes

The African fig fly, a relative of the spotted wing drosophila, is bigger and more competitive.

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Curtis Roy, Young Grower from Moxee, Washington

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age / 24
crops / manages cherry and apple orchards
business / Roy Farms. Curtis is part of the fifth generation working the family farm.
education / BS in Agriculture Economics at Washington State University

Q: What was your

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Thurlby: Northwest cherry team on the go through first crop estimate

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The promotion staff at the Northwest Cherry Growers has been all over the globe over the past several months.

Likewise, the phone continues to ring with queries from media, retailers and importers asking how big the

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High-tech cherry packing facility debuts

New plant doubles the cherry volume for Washington Fruit.

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New cherry bags boost sales

The new consumer bags protect fruit better and allow high-definition graphics, but are more costly to pack.

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Technology is the future of cherry packing

West Coast cherry packers are quickly adopting new sorting technology.

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A little paint covers our latest issue

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Our May 15, 2014, cherry issue cover is a reproduction of an original oil painting by Kathleen Coy of Council Bluffs, Iowa. I first used artwork on the cover of Good Fruit Grower in August

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NW Cherry Growers expect 19.96m boxes this year, up 39 percent from 2013

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Northwest Cherry Growers have issued their Round One estimate for this year’s cherry crop, and it’s bullish: up 39 percent from last year.

The Northwest Cherry Crop Estimate: Round #1 calls for 19.96 million 20-pound equivalent

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Tart cherry industry approves extension of market order

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Tart cherry producers and processors voted in March to continue the federal marketing order that regulates the marketing of their crop.

The results, just announced, were very favorable to the order, both in the positive votes

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