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New ways in the Willamette
Squeezed by rising production costs, Oregon’s high-end vineyard owners rethink systems.
Consultations help create safe spaces and places
L&I consultants steer farms toward safety and away from fines.
Selecting system preferences
Michigan growers try their hand at UFO apples.
Arctic expansion in Washington
British Columbia-based producer of Arctic apples building new slicing facility in U.S.
Stigmas subside for farmers feeling stress — Video
Mental health pros discuss farm stress survey and suicide prevention.
Good Stuff: May 1, 2023
A selection of the latest products and services for tree fruit and grape growers
H-2A after hours
Worship, classes, driver’s education programs enrich life for guest workers.
New WA on the way for apple growers
WSU’s apple breeding program is ready to make its next release and invites growers to field days.
Disease detection from space
NASA lends its tech muscle to detecting plant diseases for U.S. farmers.
Gastelum: Growing above and beyond
How to help your workers be successful in and out of the field.
Labor management lessons learned
New York grower shares employee management tips.
Viridiana (Viri) Acevedo, a young grower from Royal City, Washington
family background/Viridiana is originally from Michoacán, Mexico, and grew up in Royal City. She is working on a degree at Wenatchee Valley College and is the daughter of Rafaela Saucedo and Leonardo Acevedo.
Facing reduced exports, Washington Apple Commission tasks new committee with planning for the future
The short 2022 apple harvest and myriad export challenges — from tariffs to tangled global transport — have taken Washington apple exports to the lowest level in 20 years...
Mast named 2023 Apple Citizen of the Year
Bob Mast, president of Wenatchee-based CMI Orchards, was named the 2023 Apple Citizen of the Year...