Ross Courtney

Ross Courtney

About Ross Courtney

Ross Courtney is an associate editor for Good Fruit Grower, writing articles and taking photos for the print magazine and website. He has a degree from Pacific Lutheran University. -- Follow the author -- Contact: 509-930-8798 or email.

FSMA inspections begin

By |July 12th, 2019|

FSMA inspectors are starting visits to farms, packers.

Cherry estimate drops

By |July 11th, 2019|

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The Northwest’s overall sweet cherry crop is now expected to come in smaller than original estimates called for.

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Two Washingtons now oversee H-2A

By |July 9th, 2019|

Washington state legislators agree to administer H-2A but turn down adding additional fee for growers.

Exclusive varieties can benefit all growers

By |June 27th, 2019|

Industry groups work to find the right spot for a growing segment of exclusive varieties.

Variety debate

By |June 25th, 2019|

WA 2 lawsuit continues in Washington state courtrooms.

India pulls trigger on apple tariffs

By |June 18th, 2019|

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After delaying for nearly a year, India this week slapped an extra tariff on U.S. apples in retaliation for President

Wine grapes show a spectrum of stress

By |June 18th, 2019|

WSU researcher paints nuanced picture of how wine grape varieties respond to water deficits.

Pear processor turns down pear price

By |June 11th, 2019|

Break in Northwest canning pear tradition adds to industry uncertainty.

Try renewal pruning to delay replanting grapevines

By |June 11th, 2019|

Researchers determine ways to extend the life of declining Merlot vines.

Seneca closing pear processing plant

By |June 5th, 2019|

Closure leaves Northwest with only two pear processing facilities.

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