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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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Behind the scenes with our labor issue cover

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On the cover of the May 1, 2014, issue about labor, Fidalina Lleneas is pictured emptying a bucket of Sweetheart cherries into a bin at a Zirkle Fruit Company ranch west of Yakima, Washington.

At the

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Strong cherry crop possible

Fruit Commission expands export efforts

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Cherry marketer finds his niche

Jesus Aguilar helps growers add value to their crops.

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Protecting your high-value crop

Orchard netting may be cost effective for high-value varieties like Honeycrisp.

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Commission: More MAP dollars mean cherries go farther

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The Washington State Fruit Commission is gearing up for a strong cherry crop in 2014. Though it’s too soon to estimate crop numbers, trees overwintered well and early indications point to a robust crop, which

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