December 2016 Issue

Industry groups lend plenty of opportunities for growers to get involved

2019-05-29T14:23:20-07:00December 29th, 2016|Apples, Cherries, December 2016 Issue, Grapes, International, Jared Johnson, Legal & Regulatory, Marketing, Pears, Ross Courtney, Stone fruits, Trade|

In Washington’s tree fruit industry, three state commissions, four federal marketing orders, numerous nonprofit associations and a few advisory committees

Finding the right people

2019-05-29T14:23:20-07:00December 29th, 2016|Apples, Cherries, December 2016 Issue, Grapes, Legal & Regulatory, News, Pears, Research, Ross Courtney, Stone fruits|

Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.