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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

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Winegrowers kicks off

February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

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The future for the Washington wine industry remains bright, but some headwinds are coming in

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Weather-related updates and cancellations

February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower will post the latest updates we receive for weather-related cancellations and rescheduled

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IFTA founder Wallace Heuser has died

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

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Wallace Heuser, recognized internationally as an authority on tree fruit, rootstocks and orchard systems, has

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BC Tree Fruits restructures

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

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BC Tree Fruits, which packs the bulk of British Columbia’s apples, has laid off a

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FSMA grower training offered in Eastern Washington Feb. 12, 13 and 20

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Produce Safety Alliance grower training course

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Register now for WSU/OSU Cherry Fruit School, March 12-13

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

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Sweet cherry growers can learn about the latest research and technology at the upcoming Cherry

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Acclaimed honey bee geneticist receives UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus Award

January 29th, 2019|0 Comments

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Internationally acclaimed honey bee geneticist and University of California, Davis alumnus Robert E. Page Jr.

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EverCrisp apple sales expanding to Texas

January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

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Sales of the MAIA-1 apple variety, developed by the Midwest Apple Improvement Association and marketed

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Heart-healthy certification expanded for all varieties of USA Pears

January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

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Pear Bureau Northwest announced the expansion of the American Heart Association’s heart-healthy branding to all

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Mike Willett crowned 75th Cherry King

January 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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Mike Willett, manager of the Washington State Tree Fruit Research Commission, was crowned the 2019

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New York viticulturist, climatologist earn Excellence in IPM Awards

January 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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Alice Wise, viticulture and research specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, and Keith

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Registration open for the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

January 10th, 2019|0 Comments

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The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held Jan. 29 to 31 at

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Women’s Farm to Food Business Competition now open

January 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Foundation is offering a new business

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IFTA early registration extended to Jan. 7

December 31st, 2018|0 Comments

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You still have a few more days to get a deal on your registration for

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Washington growers and wine makers asked to help guide research program

December 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington state grape growers and wine makers are invited to provide input for direction of

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Carolina Torres named WSU’s first endowed chair in tree fruit postharvest systems

December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Carolina Torres has been named Washington State University’s first endowed chair in tree fruit postharvest

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Michigan Spring Peach Update set for March 5

December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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The annual Michigan Spring Peach Update is slated for March 5 at the Southwest Michigan

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President signs Farm Bill

December 20th, 2018|0 Comments

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President Donald Trump on Thursday signed the $867 billion Farm Bill that Congress passed last

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India delays additional apple tariff, again

December 19th, 2018|0 Comments

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India has once again postponed implementing a retaliatory tariff on imported U.S. apples, this time

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Chelan Fruit announces new interim CEO

December 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Chelan Fruit Cooperative board of directors announced CEO Reggie Collins will transition from his

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Fresh Pear Committee nominations sought for Mid-Columbia district

December 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Pear growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee (FPC) of Marketing

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Congress passes $867 billion Farm Bill

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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Today Congress passed an $867 billion Farm Bill with strong bipartisan support. The House of

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Washington Wine Industry Foundation offers international learning opportunity

December 11th, 2018|0 Comments

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Professional employees of the Washington wine industry are eligible to apply for the Bill Powers

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Tariff relief: USDA apple and pear purchases underway

December 11th, 2018|0 Comments

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The federal government has made its first round of fresh apple purchases as part of

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WSTFA18: Cosmic Crisp concludes the show

December 6th, 2018|0 Comments

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WA 38, the new Washington State University apple variety to be sold under the brand

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WSTFA18: Disease, pest and vigor management panels

December 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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Two presentations by Betsy Beers, a Washington State University entomologist, highlighted Wednesday morning’s disease and

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Tree fruit industry leaders honored at 2018 Washington awards banquet

December 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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For more than 35 years, Mike Willett has made significant contributions to the Northwest tree

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WSTFA18: Postharvest problems

December 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University Extension, in cooperation with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and Good

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WSTFA18: Fire blight in the spotlight : Video

December 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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When the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s annual meeting resumed on Tuesday morning, the session

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WSTFA annual meeting, Day 1

December 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

A wrap of the first day's discussions at the WSTFA Annual Meeting and Hort Show in Yakima