Report says Apple Commission overbilled by contractor in India more than $500k

By |November 2nd, 2017|

The Washington Apple Commission overpaid a contractor in India more than $500,000, according to a state investigation first reported by The Wenatchee World newspaper.

Apple pesticide study results released

By |October 27th, 2017|

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has released the results of its 2017 study of apple pesticide residue.

Cherry and apricot marketing boards to make nominations

By |October 25th, 2017|

Nominations for grower and handler positions on the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee and Washington Apricot Marketing Committee will take place during industry meetings in January. The committees establish grade, size and pack regulations for fresh cherries and apricots from designated counties in Washington state.

75th Cherry Institute set for Jan. 12 in Yakima

By |October 25th, 2017|

The 75th annual Cherry Institute is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 at the Yakima Convention Center.

Sprouts Farmers Market named Pear Retailer of the Year

By |October 24th, 2017|

For the second straight year, the pear industry has granted the Pear Retailer of the Year honor to a Phoenix-based natural foods store.

Napa Valley wineries largely dodge wildfire destruction

By |October 23rd, 2017|

Wildfires that killed 40 people and burned thousands of homes and businesses in Northern California left wineries in the Napa Valley mostly unscathed, according to a survey by a nonprofit association.

Underwood Fruit plans to rebuild after fire

By |October 20th, 2017|

The federal government is investigating a fire that destroyed a pear packing facility in Bingen, Washington, while the company is rerouting its fruit and some of its employees to other Northwest packers.

Stemilt will use virtual reality for tours at PMA show

By |October 17th, 2017|

Those attending the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit will get a glimpse of Stemilt Growers without having to leave the conference.

European Cherry Fruit Fly found in NY

By |October 16th, 2017|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have confirmed that European Cherry Fruit Fly is now present in Niagara County, New York. The invasive pest was first detected in North America in Ontario, Canada, in 2015.

Good Fruit Grower earns grant for Spanish coverage

By |October 11th, 2017|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have announced this year's recipients of Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds.

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