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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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Mike Willett crowned 75th Cherry King

January 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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Mike Willett, manager of the Washington State Tree Fruit Research Commission, was crowned the 2019

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New York viticulturist, climatologist earn Excellence in IPM Awards

January 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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Alice Wise, viticulture and research specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, and Keith

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Registration open for the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

January 10th, 2019|0 Comments

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The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held Jan. 29 to 31 at

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Women’s Farm to Food Business Competition now open

January 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Foundation is offering a new business

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Washington growers and wine makers asked to help guide research program

December 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington state grape growers and wine makers are invited to provide input for direction of

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Carolina Torres named WSU’s first endowed chair in tree fruit postharvest systems

December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Carolina Torres has been named Washington State University’s first endowed chair in tree fruit postharvest

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New Everest Seedless grape is big and bold

December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Cornell University grape breeders have introduced a new table grape variety: the Everest Seedless. Like

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Chelan Fruit announces new interim CEO

December 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Chelan Fruit Cooperative board of directors announced CEO Reggie Collins will transition from his

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Fresh Pear Committee nominations sought for Mid-Columbia district

December 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Pear growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee (FPC) of Marketing

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Congress passes $867 billion Farm Bill

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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Today Congress passed an $867 billion Farm Bill with strong bipartisan support. The House of

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Washington Wine Industry Foundation offers international learning opportunity

December 11th, 2018|0 Comments

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Professional employees of the Washington wine industry are eligible to apply for the Bill Powers

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David Brown named director of AgWeatherNet

December 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

WSU soil scientist to enhance AgWeatherNet's use as a tool for growers and researchers

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To see opportunities, look at the world differently – Hort Show preview

November 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Keynote speaker at the WSTFA Annual Meeting says the future doesn’t have to surprise us.

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Pear Bureau Northwest hires Angela Daniels as event coordinator

November 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Daniels brings prior experience in events, communications and marketing

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Annual apple residue report now available

November 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission residue study aims to help growers with their spray programs

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Switching to organic in the vineyard

November 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Welch’s grower shares costs and benefits involved with transitioning juice grapes.

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Call for committee nominations

November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Pear, cherry and apricot growers and handlers can submit committee nominations at industry meetings in December and January.

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Dininny: Good Fruit growing

October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

With a new member on the staff, we’re ready and excited to hit the growing conferences this winter.

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Doug Gore announces retirement from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

October 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Woodinville, Washington-based wine maker also announced the promotions of two vice presidents.

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Congress holds fate of new trade deal to replace NAFTA

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

While agreement calls for no tariffs on apples, pears and cherries between North American nations, Mexico’s separate 20 percent retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples could remain in place.