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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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Pine shortage has growers looking for alternative trellis material. https://t.co/GoN2b1rXCu https://t.co/RxogREzCIz

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New research station putting down roots in West-central Michigan.@emily_lavely  https://t.co/cVC7Alnfiv https://t.co/LI968rDAaz

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U.S. ag census from @usda_nass responses due by Feb. 6. https://t.co/2g8TLZPxBD

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“I would reluctantly recommend it”— grape growers and @WSU_IAREC viticulturist share the pros and cons of grafting… https://t.co/lGYS8JRnTW

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Cowiche Growers cooperative in Washington celebrates 100th anniversary. @superfreshgrwrz https://t.co/ky95zMsuWH https://t.co/B3xzf9vpv0

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Federal and state agencies work on permanent smoke and heat rules for agriculture. @lniwa @OSHA_DOLhttps://t.co/N8LkB5SD8I

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Good Fruit Grower is growing! We're expanding our editorial team to include a Bilingual Content Coordinator. View t… https://t.co/klKeZEEire

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Says American Cider Association’s @McGeePDX: Hard cider is alive and well, thank you. @PickCiderhttps://t.co/Qd4zeg7a4i

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Washington labor officials @ESDwaWorks seek farmers to complete a customer service survey. https://t.co/OAvh6xh1lA

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A Michigan State University @MSUAgBio study shows plant growth regulators abscisic acid and auxins improve calcium… https://t.co/kTnVdpiYpQ

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Meet our JAN 15 young grower: Tyson McCallum from Ephrata WA. Tyson is a first-generation farmer who earned a degre… https://t.co/Q6q43kS8wb

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Washington’s favorite new apple brand, @thecosmiccrisp, is starting to hit store shelves in Europe and other worldw… https://t.co/Db54OC7uW2

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IFTA gawk at multileader apples in Italy tour, @fondazionemach. https://t.co/olhLQ2ghph https://t.co/MOfBPyZuOe

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Wineries are booming business in Texas. Can the state’s grape growing keep up? @Texas_Wine https://t.co/oKcg7R0MGi https://t.co/OTyTiomH4a

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Center for Produce Safety research focused on dry parts of peach packing lines, to see where pathogens persist.… https://t.co/rlpdfd0xVY

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A challenging 2022, Chilean industry growth, politics and horticulture are discussed at the 80th Cherry Institute i… https://t.co/6bVzinecO1

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Pasco, Washington, grower Pat Sullivan is named the 2023 Cherry King at the Cherry Institute in Yakima, Washington.… https://t.co/D58UeZl4sa

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RT @kprengaman: After lunch at the #CherryInstitute, Karina Gallardo from @WSUExtension talks cherry growers through her costs of productio…

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RT @kprengaman: Good morning from the @NWcherrygrowers's #CherryInstitute, where the conversation kicks off with a look at last year's shor…

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Led by @RepKimSchrier, federal lawmakers from the state of Washington seek more open trade with India. https://t.co/9CWYYUos4x

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Crop sizes, global upheavals and market fluctuations are forcing the Washington fruit industry to rethink the expor… https://t.co/OVy4XElMGo

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Penn State study proves SLF/vine decline connection. @agsciences https://t.co/dyCAXMtCCc https://t.co/oZdcdHN4dy

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For growers, HR goes digital with tools from @ganazplatform, @harvust, and more. https://t.co/psVTR9HGUO https://t.co/wIqP9zW3hR

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A group of history buffs aims to give Yakima, Washington’s historic downtown fruit shipping industry some modern ku… https://t.co/B92VX5FXXH

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Meet our Jan. 1 young growers: Joseph (left) and David Tisch of Mount Horeb WI. They are first-generation apple far… https://t.co/hq3lkBWYGx

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Who would buy an apple business right now? Investors, who are betting that access to more cashflow will better posi… https://t.co/UiS2YqYF55

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Agribusiness coach Steve Kluemper, @SteveKluemper talks farm succession at the Great Lakes EXPO.https://t.co/qy04eyWblk

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Outlook remains strong for Concord industryhttps://t.co/wduwoW7xCN https://t.co/YLBNfCgeSD

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New book by economist Desmond O'Rourke details the ups and downs of the Washington tree fruit industry.… https://t.co/iTL73dvZnn

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Are they nuts? The low labor and input needs have some Yakima Valley fruit growers considering — and planting — haz… https://t.co/jqp7P4diBx

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Are trellised blocks the future for U-pick farms? Some growers, including @ChudleighsFarm, think so. Our own… https://t.co/XNYzwqGQE4

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The man behind White Pine Winery, @WPWineDrDave, is pushing the potential of Southwest Michigan wine.… https://t.co/iH5VliFwuv

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U.S. Senate spending bill moves ahead without last ditch ag labor reform amendment.https://t.co/sqCTC6TO6z

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Odds favor the invader in pest eradication efforts, but some success stories give hope. @WSDAgov @EntsocAmericahttps://t.co/VeNi7bgkmh

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Breeders at @UMNHorticulture has issued a Clarion call to cold-hardy grape growers. https://t.co/CnzZ6c6RDx https://t.co/akbSqkGfbi

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Horse Heaven Hills winery @waterfromwine organizes a volunteer harvest each year to raise money for clean water p… https://t.co/tt2nhR4FhG

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Dutch companies @Aurea_Imaging and @Munckhof are testing their precision orchard tech in North America.… https://t.co/Wg5IGOYvsi

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U.S. lawmakers, including @RepNewhouse, try to revive immigration and ag workforce reform efforts with a new bill,… https://t.co/TTzI7AQYwp

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What’s the carbon footprint of a Washington apple? Retailers want to know, but answering the question accurately wi… https://t.co/NcQqs0YKk8

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Two WA blueberry farms, including @sakumabros, team with @Innov8Ag to launch BerrySmart, an answer to the tree frui… https://t.co/0lDbmZbyKf

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Snohomish County, Washington, orchard one of two test sites for @5GOILab. @Innov8Ag is one of the players.… https://t.co/ifekF33RFh

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Long-awaited changes to H-2A regulations by @USDOL don’t make things cheaper and easier for growers, as ag industry… https://t.co/gfKKuDepCX

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Israeli company @TevelAerobatic releases photos of Washington trials and holds demos of robotic picking in lobby of… https://t.co/eYtIOsn3kr

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The rush to develop a robotic apple picker continues with at least 10 groups trying to fill the void left by Abunda… https://t.co/dbLR4JZF3C

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RT @milkovich_matt: John Behrens of Michigan Cider Association is giving a Michigan update. #glexpo

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RT @milkovich_matt: Next is MSU's Kristi MacCready talking about the microbiome and bitter rot susceptibility of cider cultivars. #glexpo

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RT @milkovich_matt: MSU's Derek Plotkowski is starting things off with lessons learned from cider apple trials in Ontario. #glexpo

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RT @milkovich_matt: #glexpo day 3. Morning hard cider session.

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Michigan hort society honors Bill Shane and Steve Thome for industry service @GLEXPO. https://t.co/nqIhB39HC1 https://t.co/Yumum0mahI

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Scientists shared the latest research findings at the little cherry disease session on the final morning of the Was… https://t.co/ZiVgE5xOa1

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Stone fruit’s great leap forward encouraged @GLEXPO. https://t.co/CmFzP3UpIC https://t.co/xMZBolR2KH

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RT @milkovich_matt: Virginia Tech's Sherif Sherif is talking PGRs for return bloom and thinning of apples. #glexpo

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RT @milkovich_matt: NCSU's Tom Kon is talking about predicting apple fruitlet abscission with new technologies. #glexpo

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RT @milkovich_matt: Good afternoon from #glexpo. Todd Einhorn is talking auxins during the Apple 2 session.

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RT @SwassRoss: Bradley Farrar, Washington L&I Division of Occupational Safety and Health, discussing heat and smoke rules at #hortshow.

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Today's your last chance to see all the big ag machinery on display in Wenatchee at #hortshow. Here's a peek:… https://t.co/fSGrtYcpjO

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RT @kprengaman: I'm back on the little cherry disease beat at the #hortshow this morning. Scott Harper, @Scottthepathol1, says that genetic…

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RT @SwassRoss: Christina Rodriguez of L&I discussing wage rules in ballroom north at #hortshow. Heat and smoke rules to follow.

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RT @milkovich_matt: Now MSU's Greg Lang is talking cherries. Specifically the future of fresh market sweet cherries in Michigan. #glexpo

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RT @milkovich_matt: @smitholiviam is now talking about using predatory birds to chase pest birds away from cherry orchards. #glexpo

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