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  • Story in a bottle: Owen Roe

Story in a bottle: Owen Roe

  • February 5th, 2015

Each wine bottle at Owen Roe Winery tells a story. It may be about deciding on the location of the estate vineyard, sharing lunch at an Irish abbey, or painstakingly cutting out letters from old documents to put together Owen Roe’s signature. But each label has a connection with [...]

  • Michigan takes inventory of fruit plantings

Michigan takes inventory of fruit plantings

  • February 2nd, 2015

Michigan fruit growers were asked in January to provide data for a fruit inventory that would update information on the state of the state’s industry.

The last inventory was taken in 2011, so the new study will show how acreage and varieties have changed over the last five years.

In addition, [...]

  • 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 [...]