Nominations for grower and handler positions on the Processed Pear Committee, which is administered by the Washington State Fruit Commission, will take place during industry meetings in December and January. The committee manages federal marketing
Pear Bureau Northwest, the non-profit marketing organization that represents the 1,600 pear growers of Oregon and Washington (home to 84 percent of the U.S. fresh pear crop), announced that that Lynsey Kennedy, the organization’s international
Jake is a fourth generation farmer who grows tree fruit on 120 acres. He’s the son of Dave and Karla Robison and nephew to Allen Robison.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture says that it will award approximately $4.1 million in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
The 2015 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant will
Beginning this year, Italy’s Interpoma congress and trade show, which focuses on apples, will be alternated with Futurpera, an exhibition devoted to pears.
Interpoma, which is held every other year, was last held in November 2014
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
Pear growers in the Pacific Northwest expect the 2014 harvest to be down from last season’s record crop, as reported in their annual estimate released this week.
With good weather in Oregon and Washington’s major growing regions,