Orchardists, packers seek capital from outside investors to modernize and expand.
Huge gathering of growers set for December in Michigan.
Growers to gather for December’s annual conference in Yakima, Washington.
While agreement calls for no tariffs on apples, pears and cherries between North American nations, Mexico’s separate 20 percent retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples could remain in place.
U.S. apple and pear growers who may be harmed by ongoing international trade disputes will be able to apply for the federal government’s relief package beginning in October.
Tobin Northfield will work to develop sustainable strategies to contain pests that threaten apple, pear, cherry and other fruit crops.
The Food Purchase and Distribution Program will buy up to $1.2 billion in food products “unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation.”
Now at 20.2 million boxes, crop estimate tops an early season prediction made in late June.
Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager
Northwest's 2018 fresh pear crop expected to top last year