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Network promotes Prosser wines

  • November 16th, 2014

A new organization called Prosser Wine Network was formed in Washington State last spring to promote Prosser wines. The new group, with more than 30 initial winery and associate members, is working to create awareness of wines from Prosser by providing networking events, advocating on behalf of members, coordinating [...]

  • USDA Announces Loss Adjustment for Late Apple Harvest

USDA Announces Loss Adjustment for Late Apple Harvest

  • November 6th, 2014

Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policyholders are getting an extension because of the delayed maturity of apple crop this year.

The USDA put out the following press release:

 

SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 5, 2014 – USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced an extension of the insurance period for apple Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) policyholders [...]

  • Alex Chinchiolo, Young Grower from Ripon, California

Alex Chinchiolo, Young Grower from Ripon, California

  • November 1st, 2014

age / 28
crops / Apples, cherries
title / Partner, farm manager
business / River Bend Orchards
education / Degree in fruit science, California Polytechnic State University

Q:  What was your path to farming?
I think it was from all the days riding in the truck with my dad in [...]

  • China opens to Washington State apples

China opens to Washington State apples

 
Good news came to Washington’s apple industry today when U.S. Department of Agriculture officials announced the immediate reopening of China’s market to Washington Red and Golden Delicious apples. It’s good timing as growers are wrapping up harvest of the largest crop on record, which some believe will be [...]

Crop insurance closing deadline approaches

  • October 16th, 2014

Fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest are being reminded about the November 20 closing deadline for crop insurance for 2015 by the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA also announced several changes to the multi-peril crop insurance plan for pear growers.

Details about these changes are noted in the [...]

  • Northern Grapes Project gets $2.6 million in added funding

Northern Grapes Project gets $2.6 million in added funding

  • October 16th, 2014

The Northern Grapes Project has received an additional $2.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crops Research Initiative to complete the final two years of the multistate effort, which began in 2011.

The project, originally funded at $2.5 million but budgeted for $6.1 million over five [...]