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Positions open for Washington Wine Commission

  • March 3rd, 2015

Wine grape growers and producers who are interested in joining the Washington Wine Commission board are asked to apply before March 20, 2015. Five, 3-year commission positions are either vacant or are expiring this year. The Washington State Director of Agriculture will appoint the positions between May and July [...]

  • Leah Eddie, Young Grower from Grandview, Washington

Leah Eddie, Young Grower from Grandview, Washington

  • March 2nd, 2015

grower / Grandview, Washington
age / 24
crops / Apples, cherries and juice grapes
business / Fieldman for Apple King. Partner in family run Eddie Farms.
other experience / Graduated from the tree fruit program at Wenatchee Valley College.

How did you get your start?
After college, I worked for [...]

Intrexon to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits for $41 million

Intrexon Corporation, of Germantown, Maryland, a company focusing on synthetic biology products, has agreed to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), of Summerland, British Columbia, the pioneering agricultural company that created the non-browning Arctic apple.

The announcement came February 27, just two weeks after the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection [...]

WSU will add to tree fruit faculty

  • February 27th, 2015

Washington Stat

e University plans to hire several new faculty over the next couple of years to work specifically on issues important to the tree fruit industry.

The university is interviewing three candidates to fill the position of Extension Specialist Tim Smith, who officially retired last August but continues to work [...]

Processed pear committee elections set for Washington and Oregon

  • February 26th, 2015

Oregon and Washington processed pear committee positions are open for election. The three committee positions in each state will be elected in public meetings in Yakima, Washington on February 26 and in Hood River, Oregon on March 10, 2015.  Keep up to date with tree fruit and grape events, [...]