If Washington’s 129-million-box apple crop took you by surprise last fall, consider this.
If there hadn’t been hailstorms throughout Washington State during the growing season, there could have been 12 to 15 million more boxes by harvest, observes Lindsay Buckner, senior vice president for fruit procurement and grower services at [...]
Organic cherry acreage in Washington State was up. Now it’s down. What’s behind the flux in acreage?
Organic cherry acreage reached a high of nearly 2,450 acres in 2009, according to data from the Washington State Department of Agriculture. But the latest certified organic acreage numbers for 2012 show a [...]