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Dressel named chairperson of NYAA board

July 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Sarah Dressel of Dressel Farms in New Paltz, New York, has been named chairperson of

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Gebbers testifies before U.S. House committee about tariffs

July 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Cass Gebbers, president and CEO of Gebbers Farms in Brewster, Washington, testified before the House

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Washington State Ag Department seeks grower input on top priorities

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

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Adams joins Washington Apple Commission’s communications team

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Washington Apple Commission has hired Toni Lynn Adams as a communications outreach coordinator.

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Washington Wine Industry Foundation awards $38,000 to students

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The scholarships went to a dozen students from Washington State University and Walla Walla Community College who are pursuing careers in the wine industry.

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Celebration of Life for Bill Ryan on Aug. 11

July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

A Celebration of Life event for William J. “Bill” Ryan will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Yakima Arboretum in Yakima, Washington.

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USDA extends labor housing program to growers putting up H-2A workers

July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

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WSU breaks ground on state-of-the-art Plant Sciences Building

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

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New statewide IPM coordinator named for Oregon

June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Katie Murray, of Oregon State University’s Integrated Plant Protection Center, has been appointed statewide integrated pest management coordinator for Oregon, according to a statement from OSU.

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Quarantine in New York’s Niagara County for European cherry fruit fly

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

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Goodbye to all that

June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

After five years, my thanks to growers and the staff of this magazine.

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Northwest tree fruit delegation heads to D.C. to talk trade

June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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A delegation representing the Northwest tree fruit industry will be meeting with Trump administration officials

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Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

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Mexico slaps tariffs on U.S. apples

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Country's largest apple export market retaliates over steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Cherries chugging to China again

June 1st, 2018|0 Comments

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Cherry shipments to China seem to be moving again, just in time for the Northwest’s

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Northwest’s 2018 fresh pear crop expected to top last year

June 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Northwest's 2018 fresh pear crop expected to top last year

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Trade disputes broaden

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

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U.S. fruit growers, already burdened with new tariffs from China, now have to deal with

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WSU names new associate dean of ag research

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

WSU names new associate dean of ag research

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Rayapati named assistant dean, director for WSU

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University grape virologist Naidu Rayapati has been named an assistant dean at the

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Pear growers wanted for irrigation efficiencies project

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Pear growers wanted for irrigation efficiencies project

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Concerns over China top Northwest cherry growers meeting

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Industry members fear trade disputes could impact largest export market.

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Washington Supreme Court rules on piece-rate down time

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington Supreme Court rules on piece-rate down time

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Cherry growers make first crop prediction for 2018 season

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

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Northwest cherry growers estimate harvesting 22.6 million 20-pound box equivalents in their first crop forecast

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Washington State Fruit Commission Board to meet May 16

May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington State Fruit Commission will hold its Board of Directors meeting on May 16

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USApple leader: Trade wars hurt everyone’s bottom line

April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Jeff Colombini, a prominent California grower and board member of USApple, expressed deep concerns over

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Phytelligence forms partnership in India

April 25th, 2018|0 Comments

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The agriculture biotech company Phytelligence has announced its partnership with a company in India to

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“Recall Ready” workshop May 22 in Pasco, May 23 in Des Moines, WA

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Three organizations are teaming up to offer training on what to do when hit by

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WSU holds workshop May 24 on how to analyze data from drones

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University hosts on May 24 in Prosser, Washington, a workshop on how to

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Washington apple foundation sets May 1 deadline for apple art contest

April 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Education Foundation, the charity of the tree fruit industry, has launched a

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Free training seminars on labor laws May 8 and May 10 in central Washington

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

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Four agencies are co-sponsoring training sessions on federal and state labor requirements for farm labor.

The

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US Apple denounces as “harmful” and “inaccurate” EWG’s so-called annual Dirty Dozen list

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

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The activist Environmental Working Group put out its annual “Dirty Dozen” list, again criticizing the

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USApple: fresh apple inventories from 2017 crop at 61.3m bushels

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

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The US Apple Association, giving the first report on the 2017 apple crop, says this year’s

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Apple education foundation seeks applications for ESL and citizenship programs

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Education Foundation, the charity of Washington’s tree fruit industry, is seeking applications

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May 1 is deadline for nursery growers to get USDA crop insurance

April 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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USDA’s Risk Management Agency has put out the word that May 1 is the deadline

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Who wins in China-U.S. trade tiff? How about Australia? reports CNBC

April 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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CNBC says China slapping a tariff on U.S. agriculture goods, including apples and cherries, puts

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits names Armen VP

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Okanagan Specialty Fruits names Armen VP

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Pear Committee nominations-Wenatchee district

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Pear handlers and growers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee (FPC)

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Pear committee nominations-Mid Columbia district

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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

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WSU No. 1 in USDA research, development expenditures

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University’s leadership in agricultural research and development was highlighted in a recent report

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USApple disappointed growers “in the crosshairs” in China-U.S. trade dispute

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association expressed extreme disappointment that tree fruit may be a casualty in

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Learn how research benefits wine industry at two events

March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University and the Washington Wine Commission are co-sponsoring events to provide information on

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USDA awards $63.5m to support clean plant stock

March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $63.5 million for efforts to prevent the introduction

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Washington wine foundation adds new members

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

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Four people have joined the  Washington Wine Industry Foundation as board directors. They are Corina

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Legal battle over Cosmic Crisp unlikely to affect availability of new trees

March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Sources describe how dispute began

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Growers flock to Washington, lobbying legislators

March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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Apple growers appeared in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, visiting more than 100 legislative offices to

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WSU talks tough, Phytelligence talks softer in suits over Cosmic Crisp

March 13th, 2018|0 Comments

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This post from March 13 has been updated with new statements from Washington State University

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Gallo and others doing pilot program for unmanned vehicle

March 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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A maker of unmanned vehicle systems said it is doing a pilot programs with large-scale

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West Coast growers waiting to see results of late chill

March 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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Only time will tell how bad it is, but growers up and down the West

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Dobashi named CEO of Wafla

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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Wafla, the human resources organization responsible for the bulk of Washington’s H-2A guest workers, has

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Domex Superfresh appoints director of business development

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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Paul Newstead has joined Domex Superfresh Growers as Director of Business Development.

According to the company’s