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2019 Outlook

Featured stories covering the 2019 outlook in this issue.

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Warming up to Arctic apples

January 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Canadian developers of first GMO apple plan for expansion.

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Driver shortage could mean trouble down the road

January 10th, 2019|2 Comments

Agricultural trucking lobbyist updates apple industry on driver pool, legislative efforts.

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Pear industry pitches American-grown canned fruit

January 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Buyers urged to buy American because "Kids CAN taste the difference" between U.S. pears and imports

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Clean Plant Center exports mostly on hold

January 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Exports of clean tree fruit budwood on hold while center cleans up paperwork processes.

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Click pruning techniques for Cosmic Crisp

January 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers travel to orchards across Washington to share tips for pruning WA 38.

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Financial partners offer growers growing opportunities

January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Orchardists, packers seek capital from outside investors to modernize and expand.

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Investment advice for orchardists

January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Investment leaders and economists offer tips to consider before you bring on orchard investors.

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Washington State Grape Society awards

January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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Grape Society President Bill Riley presented the organization’s annual awards at the Washington State Grape Society Annual Meeting and Trade Show, held Nov. 15 and

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Higher prices for juice grape growers in 2018

January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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Things are looking up for Washington’s Concord grape growers, though there may be fewer of them now.

Five years ago, Washington growers had about 22,000

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Apple marketers like social media

January 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Facebook, YouTube and pop-up stores giving marketers new tools to introduce consumers to club apples.

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New tool helps growers budget for climate change

January 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

New web tool lets growers see projected climate impacts on their own farms to support long-term decision making.

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Michelle Cortens, a young grower from Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada

December 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/Michelle is the first generation in her family in agriculture. She grew up in Dryden, Ontario, obtaining her master’s degree at University of Guelph

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Kurrle: 2019 brings challenges and opportunities

December 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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From agricultural labor to farm bill programs, regulations and trade agreements, the policies and decisions made in Washington, D.C., impact your business every day. Responding

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Behind the scenes: 2019 Good Fruit Grower cover launch

December 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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Shane Davies takes off from the summit of Te Mata Peak overlooking Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, in February 2018.

The park, gifted to the community in