L.A. Times: Trump promised a ‘big beautiful door’ in his border wall. California farmers are ready and waiting

By |May 25th, 2017|

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From the Los Angeles Times:
More than 11,000 foreign guest workers like Betancourt were approved last year to harvest the lettuce,

Vanguard International buys Pride Packing

By |May 25th, 2017|

The Vanguard International Group of Issaquah, Washington, has purchased Pride Packing Co. of Wapato, Washington, to further its goal of developing a vertically integrated fresh-fruit organization.

Holtzinger Fruit changes name to Fourth Leaf

By |May 25th, 2017|

Holtzinger Fruit Co., the only packer in Washington that works solely with independent growers, has changed its name to Fourth Leaf Fruit Company.

Phytelligence partners with Cornell to grow Geneva rootstocks

By |May 24th, 2017|

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Agriculture biotech company Phytelligence has announced a partnership with Cornell University.

Here’s the news release:
Phytelligence has announced a collaboration with Cornell

Sanitation workshops set for May 31, June 1

By |May 24th, 2017|

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission will host cleaning and sanitation workshops on May 31 in Naches, Washington, and on June 1 in East Wenatchee, Washington.

Ag groups respond to Trump’s proposed budget

By |May 24th, 2017|

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Here is an ongoing roundup of responses to President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal, which was released Tuesday, May 23.
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Seattle Times: Tree Top uses surplus peaches to feed hungry

By |May 19th, 2017|

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From The Seattle Times:
There’s the old adage, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

Tree Top, the food processing co-op based

BC Tree Fruits Cooperative issues cherry forecast

By |May 17th, 2017|

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is estimating a 2017 crop of 12 million pounds of cherries, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

NW cherry growers forecast 227,000-ton crop

By |May 17th, 2017|

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Cherry growers from five Northwest states expect about 227,000 tons, or 22.7 million 20-pound boxes, from the 2017 crop.

The growers

Processed Pear Committee looking for public member nominations

By |May 15th, 2017|

The public member position of the Processed Pear Committee will be up for nomination during the committee's annual meeting.

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