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.

The margins of mechanization

By |May 22nd, 2019|

Oregon State University economist assesses the costs and benefits of mechanizing vineyard tasks.

Washington’s drought worsens

By |May 20th, 2019|

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A recent spell of rainy weather hasn’t helped much. Washington’s drought has officially gotten worse anyway.

Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded

Cherry growers gather to update crop estimate

By |May 15th, 2019|

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Growers and industry representatives from five Northwest cherry producing states predicted a crop of about 23.6 million 20-pound box equivalents

Northwest Cherry Growers estimate 24.9 million boxes, third largest crop

By |May 14th, 2019|

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Cherry growers in the Northwest have announced their first crop estimate of the season, and if they’re right, 2019 is

USDA proposes Fuji grading changes

By |May 9th, 2019|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a change to apple grading standards.

Earlier this week, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service

Working holidays a lifestyle for some ag workers

By |May 9th, 2019|

Traveling, camping workers pitch in for British Columbia’s busy tree fruit season.

More changes for BC Tree Fruits

By |May 8th, 2019|

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British Columbia’s largest fruit company has purchased land on which to build a new packing line and company headquarters.

BC Tree

Easing restrictions for farmworker housing

By |May 6th, 2019|

Federal ag housing loans now open to H-2A employers.

Seneca to close pear plant

By |May 2nd, 2019|

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Seneca Foods is getting out of the processed pear business and will shutter its Sunnyside, Washington, plant this fall.

The Marion,

A gift of genetic diversity

By |May 2nd, 2019|

University of Idaho turns donated Sandpoint orchard, retreat facility into organic educational center.

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