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WAEF honors volunteers for service

September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Xochitl Velazquez, Steve Clive and Washington Fruit & Produce were honoredfor their service to the foundation’s efforts with educational opportunities and scholarship awards.

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Constance Savage named general manager of L’Ecole N° 41

September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

L’Ecole’s current general manager Debbie Frol will retire at the end of the year.

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Entomologist joins WSU’s Extension Center in Wenatchee

August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Tobin Northfield will work to develop sustainable strategies to contain pests that threaten apple, pear, cherry and other fruit crops.

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Stannard named new chair at USApple

August 29th, 2018|0 Comments

She has been in the apple business since 1996 and is owner of New York Apple Sales, Inc., one of the largest marketers of New York state apples.

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Madeleine van Roechoudt, a young grower from Lake Country, British Columbia

August 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ Madeleine continues a multigenerational farm that began north of Kelowna in 1949. The

  • Ted Baseler, President and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Ste. Michelle president and CEO to retire

August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Ted Baseler, President and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, is ending his storied and acclaimed career with the company.

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New leader for Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

August 20th, 2018|1 Comment

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has named Ines Hanrahan as its executive director, replacing retiring manager Mike Willett.

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Alan R. Sams hired as new dean for OSU’s ag sciences college

August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Sams, who worked in prominent agricultural programs at both Texas A&M and Clemson universities, will start work on Oct. 31.

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Guilherme Fontanella Sander, a young grower from Vale do Sol, Brazil

July 27th, 2018|1 Comment

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family background / Guilherme grew up working alongside his father Renato and mother Edna at

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Woodall joins Michigan Apple Committee as regional manager

July 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The Michigan Apple Committee has hired John Woodall as regional manager covering the northern region of the U.S.

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Adams joins Washington Apple Commission’s communications team

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Washington Apple Commission has hired Toni Lynn Adams as a communications outreach coordinator.

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Steven Murray Jr., a young grower from Bakersfield, California

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Steven has helped change Murray Family Farms’ business, adding farm markets and

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New statewide IPM coordinator named for Oregon

June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Katie Murray, of Oregon State University’s Integrated Plant Protection Center, has been appointed statewide integrated pest management coordinator for Oregon, according to a statement from OSU.

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Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

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A mighty idea

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Mighty Tieton founder working to turn fruit labels into giant mosaics.

  • Elizabeth Bourcier, a young grower from Walla Walla

Elizabeth Bourcier, a young grower from Walla Walla, Washington

May 29th, 2018|1 Comment

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family background / Elizabeth studied winemaking and viticulture at Walla Walla Community College and California

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Rayapati named assistant dean, director for WSU

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University grape virologist Naidu Rayapati has been named an assistant dean at the

  • Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ Nick graduated from Columbia Gorge Community College, married Annabeth and has a young

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Bruno Simpson, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Bruno is the third generation of Waimea Nurseries and has been elected

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USApple leader: Trade wars hurt everyone’s bottom line

April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Jeff Colombini, a prominent California grower and board member of USApple, expressed deep concerns over

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Kyle Ardiel, a young grower from Thornbury, Ontario

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ After growing up on the family farm, Kyle earned a business degree working

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A standout tour of New Zealand – Photos & VR

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

IFTA attendees were easy to spot as they traversed the New Zealand countryside. Here are a few highlights.

Yvette Jones, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Yvette grew up traveling around the globe with parents David and Fiona

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Apple education foundation seeks applications for ESL and citizenship programs

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Education Foundation, the charity of Washington’s tree fruit industry, is seeking applications

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Farrow: The ‘it’ factor in IFTA

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

The International Fruit Tree Association makes some changes, but commitment to growers remains the same.

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits names Armen VP

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Okanagan Specialty Fruits names Armen VP

  • Conor Kilian, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

Conor Kilian, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Conor grew up in a large Yakima Valley farming family growing juice

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Washington wine foundation adds new members

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

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Four people have joined the  Washington Wine Industry Foundation as board directors. They are Corina

  • Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah

Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah, Washington

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Trent is a first-generation farmer who started growing cherries alongside his wife,

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Dobashi named CEO of Wafla

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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Wafla, the human resources organization responsible for the bulk of Washington’s H-2A guest workers, has

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IFTA awards Grower of the Year award during New Zealand tour

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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The International Fruit Tree Association presented its Grower of the Year award during the annual

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In New Zealand, IFTA honors contributors to apple industry

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

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The first group of fruit growers visiting New Zealand for the International Fruit Tree Association

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Tony Guisto, a young grower from Hood River, Oregon

February 24th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/Tony grew up in a logging family in Oregon’s Hood River Valley, headed by

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We have a winner in our Gator Giveaway

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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We have a winner! And she’s used to it.

Leah Eddie of Grandview, Washington, is the

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WSU hires McCord and Northfield for two tree fruit positions

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University has hired two new researchers — a cherry breeder and an entomologist

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Madden joins NHC as VP for scientific affairs

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Northwest Horticultural Council has hired Barbara Madden as vice president for scientific affairs, effective

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WSU hires new food safety specialist

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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Faith Critzer, an experienced food safety extension specialist, joined Washington State University in January. She

  • Milbrandt Vineyards' Ancient Lakes and Wahluke Slope vineyards

20 years in the making

February 12th, 2018|1 Comment

Milbrandt brothers look back on two decades in Washington’s wine grape industry as they open the state’s largest custom wine bottling operation.

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Washington Winegrowers honor longtime industry leaders

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington Winegrowers Association honored four longtime industry leaders on Tuesday during a lunch banquet

  • Oliver May, a young grower from Alderdale, Washington

Oliver May, a young grower from Alderdale, Washington

February 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ Oliver started farming at age 27 with his parents, Milo and Kay May,

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Ashley Thompson picked for OSU Mid Columbia Extension Faculty

January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

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Ashley Thompson will be officially starting as Oregon State University Mid-Columbia Horticultural Extension Faculty on

  • John Grubb, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

John Grubb, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ John is a fourth-generation cherry grower who pursued degrees in sustainable agriculture, integrated

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Bringing antique apples back to market

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Michigan grower finds niche with abundance of heritage varieties.

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Northwest cherry growers think global at 75th institute

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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Following a record crop year, Northwest cherry growers got several reminders about pruning, the latest

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Long live the King

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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Lynn Long, a longtime Oregon State University horticulturist, was named the annual Cherry King on

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U.S. Apple names Director of Consumer Health & Media Relations

January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association has named a new Director of Consumer Health and Media Relations.

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Conner Sullivan, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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Three Cornell ag researchers retire

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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Three faculty members from Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station have retired. Together,

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James K. Ballard, 1920-2017

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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James K. Ballard, a WSU Extension agent for Yakima County from 1962-81 and former contributor

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Northwest Horticultural Council adds technical issues manager

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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Anne Morrell has joined the Northwest Horticultural Council as its technical issues manager.

Morrell, who holds