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Cherry growers are expected to share in $111.5 million in aid as part of an overall $12 billion package the Trump administration approved to help growers and producers hurt by trade policies.
L’Ecole’s current general manager Debbie Frol will retire at the end of the year.
U.S. apple and pear growers who may be harmed by ongoing international trade disputes will be able to apply for the federal government’s relief package beginning in October.
Tobin Northfield will work to develop sustainable strategies to contain pests that threaten apple, pear, cherry and other fruit crops.
The Food Purchase and Distribution Program will buy up to $1.2 billion in food products “unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation.”
Grape growers in Michigan are wanted to help with a survey throughout the state to help identify fungicide resistant powdery mildew populations.
The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has named Ines Hanrahan as its executive director, replacing retiring manager Mike Willett.
Sams, who worked in prominent agricultural programs at both Texas A&M and Clemson universities, will start work on Oct. 31.
Now at 20.2 million boxes, crop estimate tops an early season prediction made in late June.
The same apple breeding team that brought Honeycrisp to market is releasing a new cultivar this year.
The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission conducted its annual study of residues of commonly used pesticides on cherries at harvest.
A new list of priorities developed with input from winemakers and wine grape growers in Washington state will guide the Washington State Wine’s funding recommendations for research in 2019.
Tree fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada, are planting cherries in places where they won’t pick until mid-September.
The Michigan Apple Committee has hired John Woodall as regional manager covering the northern region of the U.S.
APHIS will accept proposals through Oct. 12 and anticipates awarding a minimum of $5 million in cooperative agreements.
A glimpse of 30,000 apple varieties in various stages of propagation overlooking the shores of Okanagan Lake highlighted the first day of the International Tree Fruit Association summer tour through British Columbia.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is asking growers and industry workers to take part in a survey to identify top priorities for the program.
The Washington Apple Commission has hired Toni Lynn Adams as a communications outreach coordinator.
The scholarships went to a dozen students from Washington State University and Walla Walla Community College who are pursuing careers in the wine industry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture administrates loans and grants designed to employers who build or improve housing for farmworkers, but they had always been restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Aiming to be recognized as one of the top 25 public research universities by 2030, Washington State University broke ground on June 27 for its Plant Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art research facility.
U.S. officials are taking action to stop the potential spread of an invasive fruit fly that could threaten the cherry crop in New York state.
Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager
Northwest's 2018 fresh pear crop expected to top last year
Pear growers wanted for irrigation efficiencies project
Industry members fear trade disputes could impact largest export market.
Washington Supreme Court rules on piece-rate down time