2017 WASHINGTON STATE HORT SHOW
We will be covering the 113th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo
December 4-6, 2017, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington.

Labor, pests and disease: Hort show, Day 3 wrap

Tree fruit industry bestows honors at Washington awards banquet

14 hours ago
Good news for wine growers, the industry is now eligible for the new round of coronavirus relief funds the @USDA an… https://t.co/Pywn2XzoCu
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1 day ago
Is all this smoke hazardous for grapes too? @WSUWineScience prof. Tom Collins says it's a complicated picture but d… https://t.co/FkKxxKkAi8
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1 day ago
Proponents of more pear varieties search for options and information as an alternative to starting a Washington bre… https://t.co/g3eX53Zudn
1 day ago
Smoke and wind drive down Washington apple crop estimate, says @Washington_Appl. https://t.co/eeOOGmXbm9
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2 days ago
Gerber’s long partnership with Michigan pears invests in the future with research. @Nestle https://t.co/SfSyFwi2eC https://t.co/NhsjZeqT76
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3 days ago
New legislation mandates collective negotiation for canning pears after prices plummeted last year when a processor… https://t.co/gG5pZJyHXZ
8 days ago
Michigan farmworkers must be tested for COVID-19. @MichFarmBureau, @UFWupdates https://t.co/AqgSUZZPQO
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8 days ago
State-mandated testing at Gebbers Farms shows low COVID-19 infection rate. https://t.co/yPHZnAjr8a
8 days ago
Peshastin pear growers say that without marketing and postharvest handling changes to spur consumer demand, prices… https://t.co/E3B4admKoA
9 days ago
Following months of pandemic-driven closures, wineries are hurting and grape growers expect less demand and lower p… https://t.co/QJ3EvhNAX3
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10 days ago
Blueberry groups announce virtual conference keynote speakers. @Blue4Health @blueberry411. https://t.co/apWxSGhKCD
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10 days ago
Quince rootstock trial from @WSUTreeFruitExt and @MSUExtension may have some good news for pear growers still pinin… https://t.co/dDkE0eBrIM
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14 days ago
Meet Fletcher Hukari from Hood River, OR, our #GFGYoungGrower featured in the Sept. 2020 issue. Fletcher is a fourt… https://t.co/9Jc3pY6eNK
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14 days ago
Washington State University prevails in Cosmic Crisp appeal by Phytelligence. @wsucahnrs https://t.co/9E4LFWGwGC
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14 days ago
$5.2 million grant awarded to @michiganstateu to fight fire blight: https://t.co/9v5akDI2lu
15 days ago
Royal Slope earns designation as Washington’s newest AVA. @Wa_State_Wine @WINESofWA @WAwinegrowers https://t.co/4D1Go6X80k
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15 days ago
A precision approach to irrigation can help pear growers protect packouts, according to on-farm demos by… https://t.co/TTnrQDukNe
16 days ago
The @Wa_State_Wine research program is forging ahead with record-breaking funding. https://t.co/MjLDcj1Rxd
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16 days ago
Partnership between @WashingtonFruit and Yakima Fresh announced: https://t.co/iIgaZzJu7x
17 days ago
Kevin Moffitt of the @PearBureau talks about how @USApears is quickly adapting to changes at retail: https://t.co/kETEO9wirB
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22 days ago
International collaboration aims to advance smart orchard technologies. https://t.co/g0WbxcwbnT https://t.co/WYlyGE9Pw2
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23 days ago
WSU’s @AgWeatherNet studies differences between conditions inside the canopy and outside. https://t.co/H8QLk2dlLG https://t.co/015rdqYbpy
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24 days ago
Delivering the happy hour to your customers, virtually: https://t.co/MjujPTTSEz https://t.co/LPFtsDeu4Q
25 days ago
Northwest fresh pear harvest is estimated at 366,000 tons, says @PearBureau, and @USApears promotions are adapting… https://t.co/DA8Z6Ew5eX
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28 days ago
The @usapples Apple Outlook shows USApple and USDA crop estimates are very close: https://t.co/yWCB06VtZp #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Total USApple estimate for 2020: 253.3 million bushels. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Washington estimate: 176 million bushels. California 6.4 million, Oregon 3.8 million. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Michigan and Midwest estimate: 22.5 million bushels. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: New York 2020 crop estimate: 32 million bushels. Pennsylvania: 8.5 million. Virginia: 3.8 million. Total East: 44.7 mil…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Frank Swanson of US Foods: Foodservice still buys a lot of Red Delicious apples. It's hard to get institutions to chang…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Leghton Romney with Mexico's 2020 crop estimate: 19.8 million boxes. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Don Werden with the 2020 Canadian crop estimate: 18.7 million bushels. Up 3.5% from 2019. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Farmers will be OK in 2020, for the most part. We are worried for 2021. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Ag is doing OK overall. Some tough years ahead, but nowhere near the crisis of the 1980s. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Todd Van Hoose, president of Farm Credit Council, is talking about the Farm Credit System. "Inevitably, cycles happen i…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Neighboring countries: Ukraine, 1.2 million tons. Turkey 3.6 million tons, Russia 920,000 tons. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Organic apples getting close to 5% of production. 511,000 tons, up from 476,000 tons. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Binard: Golden Delicious down 13% from last year, below 2 million tons, a low crop. Gala at 1.5 million tons. #AppleOut…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: WAPA's Phillipe Binard is giving the European apple estimate: 10.7 million tons from 21 EU countries (including UK, for…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Butler: there are too many sales desks. Think over next several years will be merger among desks. Number of sales desks…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: McKay: growers know their business better than we could hope to know. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: McKay: If seriously considering a transaction, first figure out what you want to accomplish. More thinking people do up…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Corbett: Outright sale and equity partnership are fundamentally different. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Butler: Most investors want management team, original owners, to have skin in the game. Grower and financial partner mu…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Advice for companies thinking about selling, or collaborating with equity partner. Butler: these are tough businesses t…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Corbett: Long-term fundamentals are strong for apples and cherries. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Butler: Ag land is one of the best inflation hedges one can invest in. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Corbett: Strong, patient capital can look past temporary weakness. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: McKay: Seeing continued consolidation, will speed up over next 5-10 years. Lot of financial constraints weighing down f…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Price pressures, increasing labor costs, building demand, trade tensions will make things challenging for next few year…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: The tide will turn, though it's not clear when. Long-term consumption trends are positive. Matthew Corbett, Fiera Comox…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Apple industry has good fundamentals. Room for growth. Baptiste Tellier, Fall Line Capital #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Mid-tier players might go away, but larger and smaller players will survive. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Think industry will be in good shape in five years, but go through some turmoil to get there. Michael Butler, Cascadia…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: A panel will discuss mergers and acquisitions in the tree fruit industry. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Seetin, @usapples director of regulatory affairs, is retiring soon. He was thanked for his efforts on behalf of the ind…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Bill Dodd, Mark Seetin, and Kaari Stannard won 2020 Apple Champions awards this year. #AppleOutlook2020
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington state is speaking now. "Apple producers have been hit hard by pandemic. Full extent has…
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28 days ago
RT @milkovich_matt: Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow is opening the conference today. "This is a tough time for fruit growers." #AppleOutlook2…
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Overhiser, Isaacs and others honored at Great Lakes Expo

Wilbur-Ellis: 2017 Hort Show coverage sponsor

Gonzales: Spanish sessions exceed expectations at Washington annual meeting

Watch the 2017 Hort Show video summaries

GLExpo Day 3 wrap: using plant growth regulators for flowering, fruit set, and other aspects of physiology

 

Strong market for Michigan sweet cherries: GLExpo Day 2 wrap

Organics: Hort show Day 2, afternoon wrap

Playing to win: Day 2 Hort show, morning wrap

Anticipation and Flexibility: Day 1, Hort Show morning wrap

Varieties and Cosmic Crisp: Day 1, Hort Show afternoon wrap

GLExpo Day 1 wrap: pests, pollinators and soil microbes

An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

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A grower with industry influence: 2017 Grower of the year

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Omeginsanity — ‘I was a little bit shocked’: 2017 Grower of the year

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