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Growers share insights on a wide variety of systems at Lake Ontario field day

July 19th, 2019|0 Comments

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Almost 100 New York growers gathered in Niagara County on Thursday for a field day

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Off the conventional path

July 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Washington grower pleasantly surprised by organic transition and certification process.

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State agencies offer readiness reviews for FSMA inspections

July 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Readiness review offers growers an educational opportunity to make sure they feel prepared for FSMA inspections.

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FSMA inspections begin

July 12th, 2019|0 Comments

FSMA inspectors are starting visits to farms, packers.

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Stemilt adds Belton to agriculture leadership team

July 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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Stemilt Growers, a tree fruit growing, packing and shipping company based in Wenatchee, Washington, is

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Parkhill joins Next Big Thing growers’ cooperative as executive director

July 10th, 2019|0 Comments

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Next Big Thing, a growers’ cooperative that grows and markets managed varieties of apples, including

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Washington Apple Education Foundation to award more than $1.1 million in scholarships

July 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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Washington’s tree fruit industry has awarded nearly $9 million in scholarships to some 2,000 students

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Kropf and Coulter appointed to Michigan Apple Committee board

July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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Kimberly A. Kropf and Caleb J. Coulter were appointed to the Michigan Apple Committee board

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Josh Heinicke, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

July 1st, 2019|0 Comments

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family background / Josh is the fourth generation of his family in farming and is

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Exclusive varieties can benefit all growers

June 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Industry groups work to find the right spot for a growing segment of exclusive varieties.

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An inside look at WA 38

June 26th, 2019|0 Comments

New expanded starch scale will help get the first Cosmic Crisp harvest ripe from the start.

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Hot new varieties for hot climates

June 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Pome fruit breeding partnership between Spain and New Zealand produces new cultivars that will help the industry adapt to climate change.

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Roger Way, 1918–2019

June 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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Roger Way, world-renowned apple breeder and professor emeritus of pomology at Cornell University, died June

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Organic community honors David Granatstein

June 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Retired sustainable agriculture specialist recognized for 30-year career at WSU.

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India pulls trigger on apple tariffs

June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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After delaying for nearly a year, India this week slapped an extra tariff on U.S.

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Michigan apple shippers combine forces

June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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Two Michigan apple shippers are joining forces on sales and marketing, BelleHarvest and Michigan Fresh

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Setting the course for future varieties – Video

June 13th, 2019|0 Comments

The stewards of Honeycrisp and Cosmic Crisp discuss how these varieties came to be and how the programs were shaped by their discoveries.

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Cosmic Crisp partners with Crunch Pak and Litehouse

June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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Cosmic Crisp, the new apple variety developed by Washington State University as WA 38, will

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Michigan Tree Fruit Commission renews MSU infrastructure funding

June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Michigan tree fruit growers vote again to put their own money toward the infrastructure at Michigan State University’s research orchards.

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The land grant mission

June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

As funding for higher education increasingly dries up, universities seek new ways to keep permanent crops growing and thriving.

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Matthew Hendrickson fills new staff position at USApple

June 5th, 2019|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association announced in a news release that Matthew Hendrickson will join the

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Seneca closing pear processing plant

June 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Closure leaves Northwest with only two pear processing facilities.

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Good to Know: The disruption eruption

June 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission funding codling moth mating disruption for 30 years.

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Dininny: A new view

June 4th, 2019|0 Comments

With a change in leadership at Good Fruit Grower, our commitment to all of you remains steadfast.

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Erika Espinoza, a young grower from Tieton, Washington

June 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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family background / Erika grew up in Washington’s Yakima Valley and was trained in business

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Taking apples in a new direction

May 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Growers turn bi-ax tree system sideways for WA 38 plantings.

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Mexico lifts tariff on U.S. apples

May 20th, 2019|2 Comments

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Mexico announced today the lifting of a 20 percent tariff on U.S. apples, after the

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Washington’s drought worsens

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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A recent spell of rainy weather hasn’t helped much. Washington’s drought has officially gotten worse

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WSDA offering on-site airblast sprayer training through June

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture is currently enrolling employers from the tree fruit industry

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Canadian nursery launches tissue culture lab

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

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This week, Upper Canada Growers announced the opening of a new tissue culture laboratory in

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Michigan School for the Deaf awarded Apples4Ed grant

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

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At a celebratory event on May 7, U.S. Apple Association awarded students at the Michigan

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Robert Kershaw, 1938-2019

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Good Fruit Grower received the following announcement, dated May 13, about the passing of Domex

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Mission ahead for Washington researchers

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission celebrating 50 years driving industry innovation.

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Healthy strategies for smokey skies

May 14th, 2019|1 Comment

Keep your workers safe when pollution threatens.

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Reducing the risk of listeria: Video

May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Food safety experts share strategies for monitoring and responding to ‘L. mono.’

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USDA proposes Fuji grading changes

May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a change to apple grading standards.

Earlier this week,

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Working holidays a lifestyle for some ag workers

May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Traveling, camping workers pitch in for British Columbia’s busy tree fruit season.

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More changes for BC Tree Fruits

May 8th, 2019|0 Comments

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British Columbia’s largest fruit company has purchased land on which to build a new packing

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Communication key to managing workplace complaints

May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

How grievance policies make for better workers and businesses.

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Easing restrictions for farmworker housing

May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Federal ag housing loans now open to H-2A employers.

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Northwest farms sought for heat awareness project

May 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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University of Washington and Washington State University researchers are looking for Northwest farms to help

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Seneca to close pear plant

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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Seneca Foods is getting out of the processed pear business and will shutter its Sunnyside,

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Washington State Fruit Commission board meeting May 15

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Fruit Commission board of directors meeting is scheduled Wednesday, May 15, at

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A gift of genetic diversity

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

University of Idaho turns donated Sandpoint orchard, retreat facility into organic educational center.

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On the road to tech

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Research commission says new technology roadmap will spur innovation and guide investment.

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DIY science in the orchard

April 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Extension educator shares tips for managing on-farm experiments.

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Arctic Fuji apple receives FDA approval

April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., based in Summerland, British Columbia, announced its newest genetically modified, nonbrowning

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Packaging options for Cosmic Crisp

April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Universal packaging design will ensure consistent branding across the industry.

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Michael Mitterer, a young grower from Kastelbell, South Tyrol, Italy

April 28th, 2019|0 Comments

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family background / Michael grew up working at his family farm in the Alps in

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Mumps hits farmworkers

April 26th, 2019|0 Comments

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Health authorities have moved about 25 workers exposed to mumps into isolated houses in response