SweeTango dancing in bigger numbers

By |July 13th, 2016|

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The product of a breeding program at the University of Minnesota, the SweeTango apple variety is gaining numbers, says a

Pennsylvania expands spotted lanternfly quarantine

By |July 11th, 2016|

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has expanded a spotted lanternfly quarantine to include more townships and two boroughs in Lehigh

Washington State’s 2016 estimated apple harvest: Big, but watch for caveats

By |July 11th, 2016|

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Washington apple growers may harvest 176.4 million boxes of apples in 2016, according to an estimate released today by the

State finalizes rules to kill maggots before shipping compost

By |July 8th, 2016|

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Washington state regulators have finalized special permit requirements for composters seeking to transport feed stocks outside the apple maggot quarantine

Crop forecasts: this year, more apples and tart cherries

By |July 8th, 2016|

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Three recent fruit crop forecasts predict larger apple and tart cherry crops and a smaller one for sweet cherries for

Senate passes GMO labelling bill; next it goes to the House

By |July 8th, 2016|

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A bill that would establish a nationwide requirement for labelling of genetically-modified ingredients in food has passed the U.S. Senate.

Newhouse named chair of national wine grape association

By |July 7th, 2016|

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Todd Newhouse of Outlook, Washington, has been elected chairman of the Winegrape Growers of America.

The other officers elected in June

Pear emojis may be the next thing to spur fruit sales

By |July 6th, 2016|

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Sometimes a smiley face just doesn’t convey your emotions. Maybe you feel a little … pear instead.

Pear Bureau Northwest hopes

2016 cherry harvest update: still 18.4 million 20-pound boxes expected

By |June 24th, 2016|

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Routine June rains have selectively spared some cherry orchards entirely while causing significant damage in others, according to today’s (Friday’s)

New York Apple CEO retiring

By |June 22nd, 2016|

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Jim Allen will retire as president and CEO of New York Apple Association Inc., effective Jan. 2, 2017.

He has heads

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