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European cherry fruit fly quarantine in New York expands

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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Federal regulators have expanded the quarantine zone for the European cherry fruit fly in New

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Mexico lifts tariff on U.S. apples

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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Mexico announced today the lifting of a 20 percent tariff on U.S. apples, after the

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Washington’s drought worsens

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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

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WSDA offering on-site airblast sprayer training through June

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture is currently enrolling employers from the tree fruit industry

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Canadian nursery launches tissue culture lab

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

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This week, Upper Canada Growers announced the opening of a new tissue culture laboratory in

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Michigan School for the Deaf awarded Apples4Ed grant

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

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At a celebratory event on May 7, U.S. Apple Association awarded students at the Michigan

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Robert Kershaw, 1938-2019

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower received the following announcement, dated May 13, about the passing of Domex

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Cherry growers gather to update crop estimate

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Growers and industry representatives from five Northwest cherry producing states predicted a crop of about

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Northwest Cherry Growers estimate 24.9 million boxes, third largest crop

May 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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Cherry growers in the Northwest have announced their first crop estimate of the season, and

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USDA proposes Fuji grading changes

May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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

Earlier this week,

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More changes for BC Tree Fruits

May 8th, 2019|0 Comments

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

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Northwest farms sought for heat awareness project

May 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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University of Washington and Washington State University researchers are looking for Northwest farms to help

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Seneca to close pear plant

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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Seneca Foods is getting out of the processed pear business and will shutter its Sunnyside,

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Washington State Fruit Commission board meeting May 15

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Fruit Commission board of directors meeting is scheduled Wednesday, May 15, at

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Arctic Fuji apple receives FDA approval

April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., based in Summerland, British Columbia, announced its newest genetically modified, nonbrowning

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National Organic Standards Board discusses sanitizer reviews

April 26th, 2019|0 Comments

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Of all the synthetic products allowed in organic food production, sanitizers required for food safety

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Mumps hits farmworkers

April 26th, 2019|0 Comments

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Health authorities have moved about 25 workers exposed to mumps into isolated houses in response

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BC Tree Fruits hires CEO, CFO

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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BC Tree Fruits, a grower cooperative that packs most of British Columbia’s apples, has permanently

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No-match letters from the Social Security Administration are back

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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Growers should keep an eye out for “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration, which

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Gallo acquires wine brands and production facilities in California, Washington and New York

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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E. & J. Gallo Winery announced April 3 that it has entered into an agreement

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USDA’s farmers.gov now features help with H-2A applications and managing loans

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched of two new features on farmers.gov to provide

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Sara Spayd receives highest honor from the American Society for Enology and Viticulture

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

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Sara Spayd, professor emerita of North Carolina State University, Raleigh, has been selected to receive

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New Jersey Peach Promotion Council welcomes new board members

April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council announced in a news release three new board members:

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Industry veteran Jamie Peha appointed as executive director of Auction of Washington Wines

April 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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The Auction of Washington Wines has named industry veteran Jamie Peha its interim executive director,

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FDA announces wine grapes among commodities to be exempt from Produce Safety Rule

March 28th, 2019|0 Comments

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On March 27, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) issued a statement praising the U.S. Food and

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Third annual Yakima-area agricultural employment fair set for April 26

March 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

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WorkSource Yakima County will host an “Agricultural Employment & Resource Fair” from noon to 4

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Applications for AgForestry Leadership Class open through April 30

March 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

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AgForestry Leadership is now accepting applications for AgForestry Leadership Class 42.

Up to 24 people

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Washington State Wine survey open until April 5

March 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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Washington State Wine is asking wine grape growers and wineries to fill out a survey

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WSTFA offers FSMA training in English and Spanish on April 11, 12; May 2, 3

March 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is offering FSMA Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Courses

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WSU wine research seminar on April 17 to focus on smoke exposure

March 20th, 2019|0 Comments

The impact of smoke taint from wildfires is the focus of the Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVEx) research seminar on April 17 in Richland, Washington.

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Cornell analysis of N.Y. apple industry reveals bigger economic impact

March 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Cornell University researchers, using a new, more precise framework for economic impact analysis, found the New York apple industry has a 21 percent larger economic impact compared to traditional models.

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Washington wine growers harvest second largest crop on record in 2018

March 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Washington wine grape growers harvested 261,000 tons in 2018, the second largest crop in history,

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US Apple flies in to Washington D.C.

March 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Almost 100 apple growers from across the country traveled to Washington D.C. this week for

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WAEF seeks ESL and citizenship preparation grant applicants

March 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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.

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Cornell offers in-depth fruit school March 26 and 27

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

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

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USDA announces funds to fight spotted lanternfly

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

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The fight against spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania got a $6.5 million boost this week with

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Fire destroys Blue Bird fruit warehouse

March 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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A Blue Bird Inc. cold storage building in Peshastin, Washington, was destroyed in a fire

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Washington Winegrowers elect board members

March 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington Winegrowers Association elected board members and officers at their annual meeting held in

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USA Pears making first appearance at South by Southwest

March 4th, 2019|0 Comments

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USA Pears will be part of the Wellness Expo at the 2019 South by Southwest

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Final IFTA tour stop: Grow to replace

February 28th, 2019|0 Comments

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Scott VanDeWalle of VanDeWalle Fruit Farm in Alton, New York, has spent his 36 years

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IFTA Heuser lecturer: Start with the problem

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

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Agriculture’s ability to collect data is greater than its ability to model and interpret data,

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Cornell receives $68.9 million for new grape research lab

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

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The federal Grape Genetic Research Unit at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, has received

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Trade mitigation funds approved for Washington apples

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Commission will receive nearly $8.5 million through the USDA Agricultural Trade Promotion

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IFTA bestows awards

February 25th, 2019|0 Comments

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Paul Wafler of Wafler Farms was named the Outstanding Grower for 2019 by the International

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Stephen Garczynski, 1960-2019

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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

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

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Spanish-language Produce Safety Alliance grower training

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USApple announces 2019 Young Apple Leaders

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association announced its class of 2019 Young Apple Leaders, a group of

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Blueberry workshops offered in New York, March 5 and 14

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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The New York State Berry Growers Association (NYSBGA) has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension to

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Winegrowers awards

February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington Winegrowers presented their annual industry awards on Feb. 14 in Kennewick, Washington.

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Winegrowers Day 2

February 13th, 2019|0 Comments

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Labor remains the biggest cost for wine grape growers in Washington, and for many, it