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Northwest organic pear growers opt out of assessments

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Organic Pearxit

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WSTFA fills two key positions

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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Jacqui Gordon Nunez has been named director of education and member services at the Washington

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Nominations due for Washington Trader of the Year award

August 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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The Seattle-based World Trade Club is soliciting nominations for the Trader of the Year, an honor

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New peach and nectarine varieties help Eastern growers compete

July 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Marketing challenges in the Mid-Atlantic

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SweeTango dancing in bigger numbers

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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The product of a breeding program at the University of Minnesota, the SweeTango apple variety

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Assessment analyzes risk for spread of apple maggot

July 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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A trio of pest consultants has concluded that transporting urban organic waste would likely spread

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Pear emojis may be the next thing to spur fruit sales

July 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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Sometimes a smiley face just doesn’t convey your emotions. Maybe you feel a little …

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New York Apple CEO retiring

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Jim Allen will retire as president and CEO of New York Apple Association Inc., effective

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Setting sights on the Cosmic Crisp consumer

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Fruit marketers band together to develop quality standards for Cosmic Crisp.

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Mexico dismisses dumping complaint against U.S. apple growers

June 7th, 2016|2 Comments

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The Mexican government has terminated an antidumping case filed by growers in the border state

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Breeding for apple consumer preferences

June 7th, 2016|2 Comments

Test orchard plays key role as researchers seek the next great apple variety.

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New Lewis-Clark Valley appellation established on Washington, Idaho border

June 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

Lewiston, Idaho winemaker: ‘An amazing place to grow and make wine’

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Washington Apple Commission announces crop estimate, new officers

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Commission has elected a slate of officers for the 2016-2017 season.

Dave Robison,

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Pear growers again hold the line on marketing assessment

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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For the fifth year straight, the assessment charged to growers for the federal marketing order

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NW cherry growers optimistic during five-state meeting

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Round 3 cherry harvest projection drops from two weeks ago

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Thurlby: Hot for cherries

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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After record-setting heat in 2015, cherry growers look to new year.

Another Northwest cherry season is

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Stoking the North American cherry market

May 17th, 2016|1 Comment

Cherry marketing: “awareness, awareness, awareness.”

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Cherry optimism

May 13th, 2016|0 Comments

California cherry growing conditions are tough, but growers are tougher.

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Rain in California drops cherry estimate

May 13th, 2016|1 Comment

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Heavy rains in early May have significantly lowered the estimate of California’s sweet cherry crop.

As

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Making the most of cidermania

May 12th, 2016|1 Comment

Marketers changing strategies to meet growing consumer demand.

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Bringing workers north to Canada

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Canadian farm labor program reaches 50-year milestone.

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A lot of cans in 100 years

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Del Monte celebrates a century in Yakima, Washington.

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Monitoring the dump tank

April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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The increasing emphasis on food safety means changes are ahead for tree fruit packing houses.

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Honeycrisp from Chile coming to U.S.

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Honeybear Brands of Minnesota bringing in its largest crop from South America plantings.

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New website for U.S. Apple

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association has released a new, mobile-friendly website at usapple.org.

The website continues to

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Feds approve Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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The federal government has approved a new wine grape appellation in the Northwest: the Lewis-Clark

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Wade: Free trade should include fair trade

April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

A Good Fruit Grower good point by Mike Wade, USApple chairman

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Ambrosia surge

April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Marketing minds meet their apple match with increasing number of varieties.

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Help for growers both big and small

March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Third-generation Maine grower finds conference helps with growing U-pick business.

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Uncorked potential with wine on tap

March 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

Companies cater to restaurants that don’t want to waste a whole bottle on a single pour.

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Allen: My thanks to growers supporting food safety research

March 17th, 2016|0 Comments

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“One bad apple will spoil the barrel” is almost as familiar as the saying “an

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California council schedules June MRL workshop

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The California Specialty Crops Council will hold its 2016 MRL Harmonization Workshop June 1-2 in

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Pears qualify for Heart-Check certification

March 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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The American Heart Association has certified Green and Red Anjou pears from USA Pears as

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Dealing with apple maggot in yard waste

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Study shows apple maggot pupae can be killed in yard waste, but more research is needed.

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Hansen: Wine grapes — An IPM success story

March 1st, 2016|3 Comments

Integrated pest management research has saved Washington’s wine grape growers millions in pesticide costs.

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The blue wave

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Blueberries have made big gains with consumers, but there are signs growers should be cautious.

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Consumers will not tire of new varieties, Washington grower tells IFTA conference

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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Fruit growers need look no further than the beverage aisle at their local convenience store

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WSU’s WA 2 apple will be re-launched and marketed as Sunrise Magic.

February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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Washington State University’s WA 2 apple will be marketed as Sunrise Magic, the university announced

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Video: Pear Bureau Northwest new website focuses on pear sales

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pear Bureau Northwest has launched a redesigned trade website focused on the business of pears

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IFTA conference opens in Grand Rapids, celebrates “moneymaker” apple varieties

February 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Tree fruit growers from all over the world have converged on

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California winery at home in Washington

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

A blind tasting of wines brought Duckhorn Wine Company to Washington.

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International cherry challenges

February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

China’s economic struggles may make for a difficult cherry export year.

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Hansen: Building a world-class wine research program

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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It’s a new era for viticulture and enology research in Washington.

Washington’s wine industry has started

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Seeking retail space

January 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Retail space is at a premium, with growth in the number of products and organics.

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Food safety research focuses on packing

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Scientists hope to reduce food safety risks in Washington apple packing houses.

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Gathering data for food safety

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Research will help inform the FDA and producers as the Food Safety Modernization Act is implemented.

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Table grape potential in Washington

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Table grapes grow well in eastern Washington and could be popular in niche markets.

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Impact of imports

January 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Fresh apples, pears and sweet cherries hold their own for U.S. producers.

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Does it profit to grow for direct-market?

January 7th, 2016|1 Comment

Growers can sell for a higher price, but they also face higher overhead and labor costs.

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Wine growth stays strong

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Acreage, production and prices continue to increase in Washington.