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jonelle mejicaJonelle Mejica joined the Good Fruit Grower staff in 2018 as a writer and copy editor for online and print stories. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has more than 10 years of experience writing for the agriculture industry.

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Mexico lifts tariff on U.S. apples

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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Mexico announced today the lifting of a 20 percent tariff on U.S. apples, after the

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WSDA offering on-site airblast sprayer training through June

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture is currently enrolling employers from the tree fruit industry

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Michigan School for the Deaf awarded Apples4Ed grant

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

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At a celebratory event on May 7, U.S. Apple Association awarded students at the Michigan

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Mission ahead for Washington researchers

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission celebrating 50 years driving industry innovation.

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Northwest farms sought for heat awareness project

May 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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University of Washington and Washington State University researchers are looking for Northwest farms to help

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Washington State Fruit Commission board meeting May 15

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Fruit Commission board of directors meeting is scheduled Wednesday, May 15, at

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Arctic Fuji apple receives FDA approval

April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., based in Summerland, British Columbia, announced its newest genetically modified, nonbrowning

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Gallo acquires wine brands and production facilities in California, Washington and New York

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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E. & J. Gallo Winery announced April 3 that it has entered into an agreement

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USDA’s farmers.gov now features help with H-2A applications and managing loans

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched of two new features on farmers.gov to provide

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Sara Spayd receives highest honor from the American Society for Enology and Viticulture

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

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Sara Spayd, professor emerita of North Carolina State University, Raleigh, has been selected to receive

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New Jersey Peach Promotion Council welcomes new board members

April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council announced in a news release three new board members:

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Industry veteran Jamie Peha appointed as executive director of Auction of Washington Wines

April 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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The Auction of Washington Wines has named industry veteran Jamie Peha its interim executive director,

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FDA announces wine grapes among commodities to be exempt from Produce Safety Rule

March 28th, 2019|0 Comments

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On March 27, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) issued a statement praising the U.S. Food and

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Applications for AgForestry Leadership Class open through April 30

March 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

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AgForestry Leadership is now accepting applications for AgForestry Leadership Class 42.

Up to 24 people

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WSTFA offers FSMA training in English and Spanish on April 11, 12; May 2, 3

March 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is offering FSMA Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Courses

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Record 2018 blueberry crop plants Oregon in No. 1 spot

March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

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In a surprise comeback, Oregon regained the top spot among the nation’s blueberry producers in

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Cornell offers in-depth fruit school March 26 and 27

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

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Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is offering a two-day, in-depth fruit school:

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Washington Winegrowers elect board members

March 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington Winegrowers Association elected board members and officers at their annual meeting held in

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USA Pears making first appearance at South by Southwest

March 4th, 2019|0 Comments

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USA Pears will be part of the Wellness Expo at the 2019 South by Southwest

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Cornell receives $68.9 million for new grape research lab

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

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The federal Grape Genetic Research Unit at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, has received

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Sale of Broetje Orchards creates FirstFruits Farms

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

New owner plans to continue many employee-support programs created by Broetje.

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Trade mitigation funds approved for Washington apples

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Commission will receive nearly $8.5 million through the USDA Agricultural Trade Promotion

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Stephen Garczynski, 1960-2019

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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Stephen Garczynski, research geneticist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Wapato, Washington, died Feb.

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Spanish-language FSMA training in Eastern WA March 5 and 6

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Spanish-language Produce Safety Alliance grower training

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USApple announces 2019 Young Apple Leaders

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association announced its class of 2019 Young Apple Leaders, a group of