The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) is providing grants to organizations in central Washington that provide adult education assistance to families employed in the tree fruit industry, according to a news release.
Xochitl Velazquez, Steve Clive and Washington Fruit & Produce were honoredfor their service to the foundation’s efforts with educational opportunities and scholarship awards.
L’Ecole’s current general manager Debbie Frol will retire at the end of the year.
U.S. apple and pear growers who may be harmed by ongoing international trade disputes will be able to apply for the federal government’s relief package beginning in October.
Tobin Northfield will work to develop sustainable strategies to contain pests that threaten apple, pear, cherry and other fruit crops.