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Sustainable & Organic

Featured stories about sustainable and organic appear in this issue.

Last Bite – Royal purple reigns

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For many years, Reuben Benz shipped Yakima Valley apples overseas using the Goodfruit label. The seven "Benz Boys" were well known throughout central Washington State

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 and industry partner, the Washington

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 resolved quickly, perhaps as early

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 from a government program called

Beetle banks

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This strip of grass growing in the field serves as a beetle bank, providing shelter and over­wintering home for predacious ground beetles. Farmers in Oregon

Good Point – Harold Ostenson

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Over the last several weeks, I have received a number of phone calls from growers asking the same questions: "Should I stay organic?" "Should I

Attracting flies

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Lessando Gontijo collects syrphid flies from potted alyssum. Syrphid flies are by far the most important predator of woolly apple aphid, researchers at Washington State