Featured stories covering the 2019 outlook in this issue.
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Warming up to Arctic apples
Canadian developers of first GMO apple plan for expansion.
Driver shortage could mean trouble down the road
Agricultural trucking lobbyist updates apple industry on driver pool, legislative efforts.
Pear industry pitches American-grown canned fruit
Buyers urged to buy American because "Kids CAN taste the difference" between U.S. pears and imports
Clean Plant Center exports mostly on hold
Exports of clean tree fruit budwood on hold while center cleans up paperwork processes.
Click pruning techniques for Cosmic Crisp
Researchers travel to orchards across Washington to share tips for pruning WA 38.
Financial partners offer growers growing opportunities
Orchardists, packers seek capital from outside investors to modernize and expand.
Investment advice for orchardists
Investment leaders and economists offer tips to consider before you bring on orchard investors.
Washington State Grape Society awards
Gwen Hoheisel at the Washington Grape Society annual meeting on November 16, 2018, in Yakima, Washington. (Ross Courtney/Good Fruit Grower) Grape Society President Bill Riley
Higher prices for juice grape growers in 2018
Trent Ball Things are looking up for Washington’s Concord grape growers, though there may be fewer of them now. Five years ago, Washington growers had
Apple marketers like social media
Facebook, YouTube and pop-up stores giving marketers new tools to introduce consumers to club apples.
New tool helps growers budget for climate change
New web tool lets growers see projected climate impacts on their own farms to support long-term decision making.
Michelle Cortens, a young grower from Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHI9nMXT8K8 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
Kurrle: 2019 brings challenges and opportunities
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
Behind the scenes: 2019 Good Fruit Grower cover launch
https://youtu.be/IjlwrjwUPcU 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