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Jonelle Mejica

About Jonelle Mejica

Jonelle 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. Connect with the author: Phone: (509) 853-3512 -- Email

Record 2018 blueberry crop plants Oregon in No. 1 spot

By |March 19th, 2019|

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In a surprise comeback, Oregon regained the top spot among the nation’s blueberry producers in 2018, with a record-setting increase

Cornell offers in-depth fruit school March 26 and 27

By |March 7th, 2019|

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

Washington Winegrowers elect board members

By |March 6th, 2019|

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The Washington Winegrowers Association elected board members and officers at their annual meeting held in February in Kennewick, Washington.

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USA Pears making first appearance at South by Southwest

By |March 4th, 2019|

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USA Pears will be part of the Wellness Expo at the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) cultural event in Austin,

Cornell receives $68.9 million for new grape research lab

By |February 27th, 2019|

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The federal Grape Genetic Research Unit at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, has received $68.9 million in funding for

Sale of Broetje Orchards creates FirstFruits Farms

By |February 27th, 2019|

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

Trade mitigation funds approved for Washington apples

By |February 26th, 2019|

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The Washington Apple Commission will receive nearly $8.5 million through the USDA Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) funding program, according to

Stephen Garczynski, 1960-2019

By |February 21st, 2019|

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Stephen Garczynski, research geneticist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Wapato, Washington, died Feb. 9.

Garczynski was born in Philadelphia,

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

By |February 21st, 2019|

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Spanish-language Produce Safety Alliance grower training course in Wenatchee on March

USApple announces 2019 Young Apple Leaders

By |February 15th, 2019|

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The U.S. Apple Association announced its class of 2019 Young Apple Leaders, a group of young women and men selected

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