May 1st 2009 Issue

Funds for conservation

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Orchards and vineyards are the top priorities in north central Washington for allocation of funds through the federal government’s Environmental

Certification crisis

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The multiplicity of food safety audits that fresh produce shippers face is reaching a crisis point, says Dr. David Gombas,

Last Bite – Royal purple reigns

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For many years, Reuben Benz shipped Yakima Valley apples overseas using the Goodfruit label. The

Driving cherry demand

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A scientific advisory board assembled on behalf of Pacific Coast and Northwest cherry groups has

Attracting beneficials

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New Washington State University research shows that flowering cover crops can attract beneficial insects to vineyards, though more work is

Same rates as 2008

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Fresh cherry and soft fruit assessments for Washington State growers will stay at the same rate for the 2009 season,

Commitment to learning

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The introductory viticulture course of the Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program has been so successful that the community college leaders

McDonald's pressured on pesticides

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Pressed by a group of its shareholders—a college endowment fund, an investment company, and a labor union—McDonald’s Corporation agreed to

Tariff troubles

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Pear industry officials are hopeful the Mexican tariff imposed on pears and nearly 90 other products in mid-March will be

Funds available

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Financial and technical help are available to assist growers install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land

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