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Cosmic Crisp to be grown overseas: Hort Show Preview

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Some Washington producers are caught off guard by international propagation plans for WA 38.

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Diversity wins: 2016 Growers of the year

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Blueberries, wine grapes are among Zirkle Fruit’s most recent endeavors.

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Mega-trends in produce: Hort Show Preview

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Wal-Mart executive explains why growers are now serving "purposeful" consumers.

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Oviedo is new regulatory information specialist at NHC

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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Marisol Oviedo is the new regulatory information specialist for the Northwest Horticultural Council.

Oviedo has a

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Share your know-how and grow-how — Great Lakes Expo preview

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Expert view: Individual growers must take on customer fears about GMOs and chemicals.

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Scharlau: Advocacy – slow, incremental, and over time

November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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It seems we are the victims of our own inaction. This month we will vote

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Growers who innovate in the Golden State

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

California apple growers hang in there and invest with focus on fresh market.

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The solitary orchard

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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Byron Albano is one of the southernmost apple growers on the West Coast but has

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits closer to consumer marketing of GMO apple

October 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

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Okanagan Speciality Fruits, maker of genetically modified apples, was at the PMA FreshSummit to unveil

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WSTFA annual meeting 2016: How continuous change forces adaptation

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Why change now? A Good Point by Sam Godwin

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Domestic apple market looks bright

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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The value of the dollar and the increasing size of the apple crop in other

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Wal-Mart weighs in on food safety

October 6th, 2016|2 Comments

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Illnesses caused by foodborne pathogens are becoming much easier to track and investigate, and new

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U.S. growers hope to send apples to Japan once again

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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For the first time in 15 years, apple growers are pursuing exports to Japan.

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Picking prospects: 2016-17 USApple forecast

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Drought in Eastern U.S. dampens outlook, but other U.S. regions are forecasting steady — or even larger — apple crops.

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MN55 to be known as Rave

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

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The newest apple variety developed by the University of Minnesota, MN55, will be sold under

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Fresh pear industry pushes for stand-up “pouch” bags

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Grab and go for consumer convenience

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Lessons learned from Listeria contamination of caramel apples

September 8th, 2016|1 Comment

Aftermath of an outbreak

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USApple estimates 246 million boxes for this year’s U.S. apple crop

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association is forecasting a U.S. 2016 crop of nearly 246 million boxes,

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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.

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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|1 Comment

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