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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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Good news for wine growers, the industry is now eligible for the new round of coronavirus relief funds the @USDA an… https://t.co/Pywn2XzoCu

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Is all this smoke hazardous for grapes too? @WSUWineScience prof. Tom Collins says it's a complicated picture but d… https://t.co/FkKxxKkAi8

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Proponents of more pear varieties search for options and information as an alternative to starting a Washington bre… https://t.co/g3eX53Zudn

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Smoke and wind drive down Washington apple crop estimate, says @Washington_Appl. https://t.co/eeOOGmXbm9

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Gerber’s long partnership with Michigan pears invests in the future with research. @Nestle https://t.co/SfSyFwi2eC https://t.co/NhsjZeqT76

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New legislation mandates collective negotiation for canning pears after prices plummeted last year when a processor… https://t.co/gG5pZJyHXZ

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Michigan farmworkers must be tested for COVID-19. @MichFarmBureau, @UFWupdates https://t.co/AqgSUZZPQO

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State-mandated testing at Gebbers Farms shows low COVID-19 infection rate. https://t.co/yPHZnAjr8a

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Peshastin pear growers say that without marketing and postharvest handling changes to spur consumer demand, prices… https://t.co/E3B4admKoA

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Following months of pandemic-driven closures, wineries are hurting and grape growers expect less demand and lower p… https://t.co/QJ3EvhNAX3

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Blueberry groups announce virtual conference keynote speakers. @Blue4Health @blueberry411. https://t.co/apWxSGhKCD

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Quince rootstock trial from @WSUTreeFruitExt and @MSUExtension may have some good news for pear growers still pinin… https://t.co/dDkE0eBrIM

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Meet Fletcher Hukari from Hood River, OR, our #GFGYoungGrower featured in the Sept. 2020 issue. Fletcher is a fourt… https://t.co/9Jc3pY6eNK

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Washington State University prevails in Cosmic Crisp appeal by Phytelligence. @wsucahnrs https://t.co/9E4LFWGwGC

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$5.2 million grant awarded to @michiganstateu to fight fire blight: https://t.co/9v5akDI2lu

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Royal Slope earns designation as Washington’s newest AVA. @Wa_State_Wine @WINESofWA @WAwinegrowers https://t.co/4D1Go6X80k

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A precision approach to irrigation can help pear growers protect packouts, according to on-farm demos by… https://t.co/TTnrQDukNe

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The @Wa_State_Wine research program is forging ahead with record-breaking funding. https://t.co/MjLDcj1Rxd

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Partnership between @WashingtonFruit and Yakima Fresh announced: https://t.co/iIgaZzJu7x

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Kevin Moffitt of the @PearBureau talks about how @USApears is quickly adapting to changes at retail: https://t.co/kETEO9wirB

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International collaboration aims to advance smart orchard technologies. https://t.co/g0WbxcwbnT https://t.co/WYlyGE9Pw2

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WSU’s @AgWeatherNet studies differences between conditions inside the canopy and outside. https://t.co/H8QLk2dlLG https://t.co/015rdqYbpy

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Delivering the happy hour to your customers, virtually: https://t.co/MjujPTTSEz https://t.co/LPFtsDeu4Q

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Northwest fresh pear harvest is estimated at 366,000 tons, says @PearBureau, and @USApears promotions are adapting… https://t.co/DA8Z6Ew5eX

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The @usapples Apple Outlook shows USApple and USDA crop estimates are very close: https://t.co/yWCB06VtZp #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Total USApple estimate for 2020: 253.3 million bushels. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Washington estimate: 176 million bushels. California 6.4 million, Oregon 3.8 million. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Michigan and Midwest estimate: 22.5 million bushels. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: New York 2020 crop estimate: 32 million bushels. Pennsylvania: 8.5 million. Virginia: 3.8 million. Total East: 44.7 mil…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Frank Swanson of US Foods: Foodservice still buys a lot of Red Delicious apples. It's hard to get institutions to chang…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Leghton Romney with Mexico's 2020 crop estimate: 19.8 million boxes. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Don Werden with the 2020 Canadian crop estimate: 18.7 million bushels. Up 3.5% from 2019. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Farmers will be OK in 2020, for the most part. We are worried for 2021. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Ag is doing OK overall. Some tough years ahead, but nowhere near the crisis of the 1980s. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Todd Van Hoose, president of Farm Credit Council, is talking about the Farm Credit System. "Inevitably, cycles happen i…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Neighboring countries: Ukraine, 1.2 million tons. Turkey 3.6 million tons, Russia 920,000 tons. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Organic apples getting close to 5% of production. 511,000 tons, up from 476,000 tons. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Binard: Golden Delicious down 13% from last year, below 2 million tons, a low crop. Gala at 1.5 million tons. #AppleOut…

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RT @milkovich_matt: WAPA's Phillipe Binard is giving the European apple estimate: 10.7 million tons from 21 EU countries (including UK, for…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Butler: there are too many sales desks. Think over next several years will be merger among desks. Number of sales desks…

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RT @milkovich_matt: McKay: growers know their business better than we could hope to know. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: McKay: If seriously considering a transaction, first figure out what you want to accomplish. More thinking people do up…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Corbett: Outright sale and equity partnership are fundamentally different. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Butler: Most investors want management team, original owners, to have skin in the game. Grower and financial partner mu…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Advice for companies thinking about selling, or collaborating with equity partner. Butler: these are tough businesses t…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Corbett: Long-term fundamentals are strong for apples and cherries. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Butler: Ag land is one of the best inflation hedges one can invest in. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Corbett: Strong, patient capital can look past temporary weakness. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: McKay: Seeing continued consolidation, will speed up over next 5-10 years. Lot of financial constraints weighing down f…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Price pressures, increasing labor costs, building demand, trade tensions will make things challenging for next few year…

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RT @milkovich_matt: The tide will turn, though it's not clear when. Long-term consumption trends are positive. Matthew Corbett, Fiera Comox…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Apple industry has good fundamentals. Room for growth. Baptiste Tellier, Fall Line Capital #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Mid-tier players might go away, but larger and smaller players will survive. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Think industry will be in good shape in five years, but go through some turmoil to get there. Michael Butler, Cascadia…

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RT @milkovich_matt: A panel will discuss mergers and acquisitions in the tree fruit industry. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Seetin, @usapples director of regulatory affairs, is retiring soon. He was thanked for his efforts on behalf of the ind…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Bill Dodd, Mark Seetin, and Kaari Stannard won 2020 Apple Champions awards this year. #AppleOutlook2020

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RT @milkovich_matt: Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington state is speaking now. "Apple producers have been hit hard by pandemic. Full extent has…

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RT @milkovich_matt: Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow is opening the conference today. "This is a tough time for fruit growers." #AppleOutlook2…

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