Washington wine industry sees both good and bad trends
Uncontracted Washington acreage, dropping red wine consumption cloud some positive industry trends discussed during WineVit.
Cosmic Crisp cracks the Top 10
The Cosmic Crisp apple, developed and marketed for Washington growers, has cracked the Top 10 in sales value and volume in the United States...
Growers vote to renew Michigan Apple Committee
Michigan’s apple producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Apple Advertising and Promotion Program, also known as the Michigan Apple Committee, for another five years...
Tree times a Lady: Petite Lady Apple stacks up
Small growers bet on small Lady Apple for niche markets.
Chinese export market sparking hot Chilean cherries
South American producers seek market diversification.
Branded variety news: Mardi Gras pear makes debut; SugarBee apple program expands
A new pear variety is hitting store shelves in February, marketed under the brand name Mardi Gras by Domex Superfresh Growers of Yakima, Washington.
Hard cider sales show regional resiliency
Despite growing competition in beverage options, multiple channels are driving hard cider sales.
A small start for Cosmic Crisp expansion overseas
International WA 38 producers beginning to get WSU variety to market.
More Lone Star grapes supplying Texas wine industry
Texas wine industry growing swiftly.
2023 Cherry Institute hits Yakima
The 80th annual Cherry Institute in Yakima kicked off with a look back at the 2022 crop from B.J. Thurlby, president of the Northwest Cherry Growers, which hosts the event.
Washington state delegates seek better U.S.-India trade
Washington state’s bipartisan U.S. Congress delegation is asking federal representatives to improve apple trade conditions with India.
Lower exportations for Washington fruit industry
Crop sizes, global upheavals and market fluctuations are forcing exporters to rethink Washington’s apple destinations.
Pearest of them all
Seven pear varieties tie for favorite in consumer trial.
Robots highlight Interpoma conference and trade show in Bolzano
The tour-goers with International Fruit Tree Association ended their Italian tour with two days at the big event, Interpoma...
Reaching the next level on Red Mountain
Red Mountain AVA’s founding family business continues into the third generation.
Gerlach: The need for Newton
USApple launches online database to make apple statistics more accessible for answering industry questions.
Apple industry feeling price pressures
Economic trends push consumers to buy cheaper apples as growers face rising costs of production.
Short expectations for Washington apple crop
Washington prepares for smaller-than-usual apple crop this season.
Fryhover: Exporting Cosmic Crisp
With Washington growers expecting 5 million boxes, it’s time to invest in international marketing.
Grown in the tart-land of the USA
Domestic tart cherry industry makes push for geographic designation.
Northwest fresh pear industry announces 2022 crop estimate and promotions
With harvest underway, Pear Bureau Northwest announced the first official estimate of the 2022–23 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon.
Moffitt: New realities for pears
Pear Bureau marketing promotes pears to younger consumers in physical, digital and virtual realities.
Webinar to discuss research on consumer preferences for pears
Pear Bureau Northwest announced in a news release a webinar scheduled Aug. 16 at 10
Tighten the belt
Expecting a short crop, Washington Apple Commission reduces its budget and USApple dues.
Mount Adams Fruit purchases part of former Stadelman Fruit
Mount Adams Fruit of Bingen, Washington, has agreed to purchase the majority of Stadelman Fruit Co.’s Oregon operations.
A brave blue world
U.S. blueberry marketers aim for “world’s favorite fruit” position.
Sustainable steps for Washington vineyards
As Washington’s new wine grape growing certification program rolls out this summer, test pilot growers share insights.
Pear Bureau Northwest Promotes Bob Catinella to director of merchandising
Pear Bureau Northwest announced in a news release the promotion of Bob Catinella to director
Pandemic drives produce shoppers to subscription services.
Garza: Taking Washington ag to new places
WSDA helps growers share their story in export markets.
Thurlby: Fruitful thinking
Northwest cherry growers hope to take advantage of market opportunities in 2022.
An uncertain path for a Colorado family farm
Organic grower reflects on the future of his family farm after back-to-back disasters and the ongoing threat of drought.
A Colorado fruit-growing family refocuses on apples — and cider.
Nuanced improvement for Washington wine industry
WineVit speakers describe supply-demand balances as better but with caveats.
Grower cooperative looks beyond concentrate
Tree Top details plans to keep up with shifting consumer demands.
War in the heart of Europe’s apple production region may change the global picture for apple exports, according to Washington Apple Commission
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is not just a humanitarian and political crisis, it’s also
Washington’s own sustainability program kicks off at WineVit
It was a packed house on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at WineVit for the session focused on the launch of Washington’s new sustainability certification program, SustainableWA. That’s a great sign, speakers said.
Cashing in on Cosmics
Prices for Cosmic Crisp finish 2020–2021 season as one of highest in apple market.
Scharlau: Rebels with a sustainable cause
Washington wine leaders worked long and hard to finally reach “the Standard.”
Sustainable packaging push
Packers roll out cardboard consumer packs for Costco.
Torres: New alternative for superficial scald
A plant-derived antioxidant oil proves comparable to synthetic controls now banned in some export markets.
An Eastern club apple with a twist
Partnership expands club apple for the Eastern U.S. to the West.
New York apples expanding sales
SnapDragon, RubyFrost marketing spreads beyond New York.
Online sales hold an opportunity inside
California gift basket company pivots to Amazon cherry sales.
High demand and low supply drive nearly $100 price jump.
Apple exports face another ‘tough year’
Lingering trade conflict, port problems, variety shifts slow international shipments.
Come on, get Happi
A precocious summer pear with a wide window of eating quality looks to find a spot in the supermarket.
Pear evaluators learn ‘aggressive sniffing’ to determine consumer preferences
Washington State University and Oregon State University food scientists begin pear evaluations.
Growing pains for pear growers
Study shows financial hurdles to breaking into Oregon’s pear industry.
Regional rise for Midwest apples
Family has big plans for apple industry in the Upper Mississippi River region.