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We will be covering the 114th Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo
December 3-5, 2018, at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima, Washington.

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With industry consolidations and forced adjustments, Northwest Michigan cherry growers have seen better days. https://t.co/q1gjHCiorl

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Yes, China imports U.S. cherries, but they’re also getting pretty darn good at growing their own, says @MDWhiting o… https://t.co/36QBR0Fj36

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It was a close vote, but a majority of tart cherry growers and processors support renewing marketing order. https://t.co/VzWlCLpz7A

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In August, @usapples's annual outlook conference will be held online. Details: https://t.co/DuKK0rdyWt

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Growing cherries is hard. Fortunately, a few industry veterans have some words of advice and encouragement.… https://t.co/kKRqkYThUo

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Apple and pear growers are eligible for direct support from the @usdafsa Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, but d… https://t.co/1nZbXAYaJM

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In the shadow of the coronavirus, produce marketers such as @NWcherrygrowers and @Stemilt scramble to create online… https://t.co/aWzzwJ34cm

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A wine grape virologist @WSU_IAREC encourages growers to bring samples in for virus screening.… https://t.co/44JObvCSEc

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Sap beetles take Michigan cherries by surprise. @MSUExtension https://t.co/PlbyJdQsIs https://t.co/AHzD6A5H9z

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Little cherry disease poses a big risk to the PNW cherry industry, so WSU and OSU researchers are working hard to b… https://t.co/SnZVWnrNMA

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Officials don’t want European cherry fruit fly to spread beyond Western New York, but a small cherry industry there… https://t.co/0tppZtqtDV

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Washington’s @ChelanFresh and @OneontaSRG awarded funding to supply @USDA Farmers to Families food boxes through ne… https://t.co/KiSe9Kljka

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Meet Alicia Abendroth, our young grower featured in the May 15 issue. Originally from Germany, she co-owns the fami… https://t.co/qVSslVcePX

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Bunk beds are still allowed in farmworker housing, with conditions, under new Washington state rules. https://t.co/o1GJYVbB15

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Catch little cherry disease early with good sampling and scouting practices, according to columnists Tianna DuPont… https://t.co/IxWigzpPqd

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The challenges of selling cherries in a pandemic are many, but the @NWcherrygrowers team has a plan to adapt to the… https://t.co/t1t1flVHmk

- 12 days ago

The @NWcherrygrowers convene virtually for annual preseason meeting and call for a 201,500-ton crop.… https://t.co/N40MI8YDlk

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Tree fruit industry groups have issued guidance to production companies facing protests, walkouts and increased scr… https://t.co/4A5y14eZN7

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Even wineries that prefer hand-picked grapes can use mechanization as a tool to improve vineyard management. See ho… https://t.co/70VFBYqD2m

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Washington to give out 50,000 free masks to agricultural workers through nonprofit groups. https://t.co/2DARoUdDc5

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No more late nights calculating payroll. Growers such as @ssdurfey and her family turn to phone apps to manage empl… https://t.co/BVRWUJGK2m

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RT @kprengaman: Hey Twitter, how can the @goodfruitgrower help you as we look ahead to the rest of 2020? What information do you need or wh…

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Oregon fruit growers have a few extra weeks to prepare for the emergency pandemic rules governing agriculture and l… https://t.co/7qSfVmLCze

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Stressed about thinning your apples? Try artificial spur extinction. @plantandfood https://t.co/KTdhEqJ2Ld https://t.co/LpISMQXKHN

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With 100 clone/rootstock combinations and 3600 data vines, the “mother of all Cabernet trials” takes on climate cha… https://t.co/1jw1WpUwUu

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Canadian growers have relied on international farmworkers for decades, but the pandemic put the program in jeopardy… https://t.co/QJPAQ94Wvg

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Agencies and associations roll out information for employers about how to keep farming during coronavirus and still… https://t.co/kONkrnot0T

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Sales go on with social distancing as farm markets adapt to coronavirus conditions. @nafdma, @robinetteshttps://t.co/Q1dqWiZsLp

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The pandemic response shows how people can put politics aside when an emergency threatens. Next year, can the same… https://t.co/bi2VsS2ZdK

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Get a little dirty and dig a soil pit to find out the true story under your trees with @b_sallato and @WSU_IAREC.… https://t.co/8WSYT1MJAF

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What did the tree fruit industry learn from the first year of FMSA inspections, and how can it prepare for the next… https://t.co/oiNXAbaYg0

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Meet Joel Carter from Summerland, B.C., our young grower featured in the May 1 issue. Joel left a job in finance,… https://t.co/tmy3JCNm1p

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Oregon issues new temporary rules for farming during the pandemic. Banning bunk beds in housing is among the stipul… https://t.co/fXFXPhkmXO

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Own property in WA that was once an orchard? Brace yourself for some historic maps and questions about farming meth… https://t.co/Ow2YtAenmU

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Washington lawmakers approve new state soil health initiative led by @wsuCSANR and @chadekruger. Growers are encour… https://t.co/LZ1lAjgire

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Roundup made it simple, but grape growers who face pressure to move away from the herbicide need to study up on the… https://t.co/c9NDi1BHbE

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Proposals for @USDA_AMS Farmers to Families Food Box Program due May 1. https://t.co/tHIQoDt34L

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Researchers at NNII and @WSU_IAREC have been unable to conclusively blame a virus for mysterious tree decline in ce… https://t.co/TLWNCXH6Do

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Blueberry blossoms and dandelions are still doing their jobs through the pandemic, and so is the @goodfruitgrower.… https://t.co/3LzFotFF6R

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A big shout out to the essentials, both growers and their workers, like this crew stretching trellis wire Thursday… https://t.co/WGt8dWjchS

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IFTA talk focuses on how Italian growers are modernizing their orchards. @iFruitTree https://t.co/CfTWpiLH8K https://t.co/w7PWZugIiy

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Growers are tapping into West-central Michigan’s potential. @MSUAgBio, @iFruitTree https://t.co/OoHN8dE36D https://t.co/oMvgM5QnlZ

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After testing workers with no symptoms, @Stemilt announces 36 test positive for coronavirus. https://t.co/plTyCTvq0H

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After X disease takes a big bite out of peach and nectarine acreage, the PNW’s last big grower opts to go it alone… https://t.co/JuchJv9X1v

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A jury awarded $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer for damages from dicamba drift. Other lawsuits are pending. https://t.co/4REvK4tO6v

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Earwigs control woolly apple aphid and don’t harm the fruit they’re enlisted to protect, according to… https://t.co/E7gU3Gq0PG

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In Washington, @UFWupdates and @FUJWashington have sued the state for not setting clear worker protection rules for… https://t.co/gVPfsivseJ

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Meet Brittany Komm from East Wenatchee, our #GFGYoungGrower featured in the April 15 issue. Now a viticulturist, s… https://t.co/W4OnxqgFPu

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Sustainability seems to appeal to wine consumers, but Lulie Halstead of @WineIntell says successful marketing with… https://t.co/tegxpWmZXi

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The Washington wine industry faces oversupply and everyone is eyeing new opportunities and strategies to compete fo… https://t.co/glSXLpQoz7

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How does soil health relate to orchard productivity? Washington State University’s Tianna DuPont and Lee Kalcsits a… https://t.co/lCAphi1Sim

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Jenn Smithyman, precision agriculture specialist @SteMichelle, riffs on her use of remote sensing with… https://t.co/uLWnoJxEFI

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A cyclical doldrum in the agriculture economy has caused a nationwide rise in farm bankruptcies, while changes in U… https://t.co/upbeKvG5b9

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Apple trees are expensive. You can insure them now with a program from @usdaRMA, developed in part by @usapples.… https://t.co/3dJ5dTfYuo

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As BMSB makes itself at home in Oregon, growers realize that the pest really likes pears. Learning how to best mana… https://t.co/ccpVJC8i2r

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Deficit irrigation isn’t just for wine grapes anymore; research by @WSUTFRECPhysiol shows potential to use water st… https://t.co/6zY4euF2iL

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How thirsty are your grapevines? A wide variety of new sensor technologies offer wine grape growers new insight int… https://t.co/rKxGt2p12h

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Watch that well water. Orchardists and researchers say it will affect soil conditions. @WSUWineScience @WSU_IAREC https://t.co/Jo0Ti7jvID

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How much is too much? How much is too little? Researchers such as @b_sallato, @WSUTFRECPhysiol and Lailiang Cheng… https://t.co/f0JdwdwSh5

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From forest giant to UFO: Learn how the cherry tree has been tamed over the years. @MSUExtensionhttps://t.co/CSEqK9e7kS

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