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Growers raise the alarm on postharvest pest control for little cherry disease vectors

July 16th, 2019|0 Comments

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As the cherry harvest wraps up, growers in Central Washington should launch their leafhopper control

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State agencies offer readiness reviews for FSMA inspections

July 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Readiness review offers growers an educational opportunity to make sure they feel prepared for FSMA inspections.

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FSMA inspections begin

July 12th, 2019|0 Comments

FSMA inspectors are starting visits to farms, packers.

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Cherry estimate drops

July 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Northwest’s overall sweet cherry crop is now expected to come in smaller than original

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Stemilt adds Belton to agriculture leadership team

July 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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Stemilt Growers, a tree fruit growing, packing and shipping company based in Wenatchee, Washington, is

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Parkhill joins Next Big Thing growers’ cooperative as executive director

July 10th, 2019|0 Comments

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Next Big Thing, a growers’ cooperative that grows and markets managed varieties of apples, including

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Washington Apple Education Foundation to award more than $1.1 million in scholarships

July 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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Washington’s tree fruit industry has awarded nearly $9 million in scholarships to some 2,000 students

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Clean Plant Center Northwest offers low-cost little cherry disease testing

July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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Thanks to the support of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, the Virus Diagnostic Laboratory

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Kropf and Coulter appointed to Michigan Apple Committee board

July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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Kimberly A. Kropf and Caleb J. Coulter were appointed to the Michigan Apple Committee board

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Bee-based biocontrol – Video

July 1st, 2019|0 Comments

New technology that uses bees to deliver biocontrol exactly where it’s needed could help organic blueberry growers fight mummy berry.

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Kasey Cronquist named president of blueberry councils

June 27th, 2019|0 Comments

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The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) and U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) have named Kasey

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26th annual WSTFA golf tournament on August 6

June 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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Tee up to honor past tree fruit industry leaders and help support tomorrow’s leaders at

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Roger Way, 1918–2019

June 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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Roger Way, world-renowned apple breeder and professor emeritus of pomology at Cornell University, died June

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India pulls trigger on apple tariffs

June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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After delaying for nearly a year, India this week slapped an extra tariff on U.S.

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U.S. ITC finds merit in tart cherry producers’ claim of harm by Turkish imports

June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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American producers of dried tart cherries make a reasonable case that they are being injured

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Michigan apple shippers combine forces

June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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Two Michigan apple shippers are joining forces on sales and marketing, BelleHarvest and Michigan Fresh

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Cherry harvest underway and crop estimate revised down 4 percent from May

June 14th, 2019|1 Comment

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The Northwest cherry season is underway, with the first week of harvest completed for the

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Northwest fresh pear growers anticipate a solid crop

June 12th, 2019|0 Comments

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Pear Bureau Northwest announced in a news release the first official fresh pear crop estimate

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Pear processor turns down pear price

June 11th, 2019|1 Comment

Break in Northwest canning pear tradition adds to industry uncertainty.

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Cosmic Crisp partners with Crunch Pak and Litehouse

June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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Cosmic Crisp, the new apple variety developed by Washington State University as WA 38, will

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Annual Yakima Pom Club golf tournament on July 25

June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower received the following information in a news release about the 9th annual

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Anita Azarenko named interim vice provost for outreach and engagement at OSU

June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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Anita Azarenko has been named interim vice provost for the division of university outreach and

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Matthew Hendrickson fills new staff position at USApple

June 5th, 2019|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association announced in a news release that Matthew Hendrickson will join the

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Rain on the cherry parade

May 31st, 2019|0 Comments

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Firm estimates were unavailable, but a rainy month of May has derailed what was projected

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More Northwest-grown Bartlett pears went to fresh market in 2018

May 30th, 2019|0 Comments

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For the first time, more Northwest-grown Bartlett pears headed into the fresh market than the

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USDA announces $16 billion in trade aid to farmers for 2019

May 24th, 2019|0 Comments

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On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced a second round of financial assistance to farmers hurt

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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|2 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,