Number of apples in storage up 8 percent from 2016

By |November 9th, 2017|

194.4 million bushels of apples were reported in storage as of Nov. 1, an increase of 8 percent over last year and 15 percent above the five-year average, according to a report from the USApple Association released Thursday.

Keyes Packaging hires Burroughs as VP

By |November 9th, 2017|

Keyes Packaging Group of Wenatchee, Washington, has hired Jeff Burroughs as vice president of business development.

Yakima district pear grower nomination meeting set

By |November 9th, 2017|

Pear handlers will elect nominees for a Yakima district grower position on the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order 927.

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.

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