For a relatively small industry with annual apple production of about 6 million bushels, the apple growers of Quebec have a very substantial market power and are backed by loyal consumers who’d rather eat a
High quality, self-fertile cherry varieties developed in British Columbia, Canada, have become standards in the international cherry industry.
British Columbia’s own cherry industry is comparatively small, with just 4,500 acres planted, but cherry varieties developed in
Organic tree fruit acreage in Washington State is on the decline overall, although plantings of organic Honeycrisp have increased significantly over the past few years, David Granatstein, Washington State University’s sustainable agriculture specialist, reported this
Roles of industry organizations
Washington State Horticultural Association
•Education (annual meeting)
•State legislative and regulatory issues
•GRASSP food safety program
Northwest Horticultural Council
Federal legislative, regulatory, technical, and food safety issues
•Foreign trade and phytosanitary issues
Washington Growers Clearing House Association
Statistics on fruit
President, Washington State Horticultural AssociationDavid Douglas, 37, works for the family growing and packing operation, Douglas Fruit Company, which is located in Pasco, Washington.
Douglas earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in