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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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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

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Blueberry workshops offered in New York, March 5 and 14

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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The New York State Berry Growers Association (NYSBGA) has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension to

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FSMA grower training offered in Eastern Washington Feb. 12, 13 and 20

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Produce Safety Alliance grower training course

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Register now for WSU/OSU Cherry Fruit School, March 12-13

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

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Sweet cherry growers can learn about the latest research and technology at the upcoming Cherry

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Acclaimed honey bee geneticist receives UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus Award

January 29th, 2019|0 Comments

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Internationally acclaimed honey bee geneticist and University of California, Davis alumnus Robert E. Page Jr.

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EverCrisp apple sales expanding to Texas

January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

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Sales of the MAIA-1 apple variety, developed by the Midwest Apple Improvement Association and marketed

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Heart-healthy certification expanded for all varieties of USA Pears

January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

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Pear Bureau Northwest announced the expansion of the American Heart Association’s heart-healthy branding to all

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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