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EverCrisp release ramps up

June 13th, 2018|1 Comment

Midwest Apple Improvement Association marketing its first new apple.

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WSU reveals its wild cider

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Students start cider apple breeding program to learn techniques.

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New potential for old apples

June 12th, 2018|2 Comments

Cider demand renews interest for growing traditional varieties in modern orchard systems.

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Northwest tree fruit delegation heads to D.C. to talk trade

June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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A delegation representing the Northwest tree fruit industry will be meeting with Trump administration officials

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Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

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Tart growers target Turkey

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

U.S. tart cherry industry weighs legal challenge to low-price imports.

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Mexico slaps tariffs on U.S. apples

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Country's largest apple export market retaliates over steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Plans within plants

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Managing sheer number of samples, volume of data is focus for breeding program.

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Cherries chugging to China again

June 1st, 2018|0 Comments

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Cherry shipments to China seem to be moving again, just in time for the Northwest’s

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Trade disputes broaden

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

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U.S. fruit growers, already burdened with new tariffs from China, now have to deal with

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A mighty idea

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Mighty Tieton founder working to turn fruit labels into giant mosaics.

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A sweet solution for cherries

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Montana’s cherries find another market as Tabletree juice.

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Ready to rally in Big Sky country

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Montana’s sweet cherry growers are hoping for a better year after the downturn of 2017.

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Thurlby: Complications in cherry forecast

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

2018 brings an earlier start and cloud of tariffs over China.

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Concerns over China top Northwest cherry growers meeting

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Industry members fear trade disputes could impact largest export market.

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Growing from good to great in New Zealand

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Return to basics aids grower in troubled block of Jazz apples.

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Roles are changing in crop consulting

May 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Crop consultants are venturing into new arenas with shifts in industry.

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Beating the labor blues

May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Optical sorters are cutting labor costs for blueberry packing.

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Bruno Simpson, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Bruno is the third generation of Waimea Nurseries and has been elected

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USApple leader: Trade wars hurt everyone’s bottom line

April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Jeff Colombini, a prominent California grower and board member of USApple, expressed deep concerns over

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Phytelligence forms partnership in India

April 25th, 2018|0 Comments

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The agriculture biotech company Phytelligence has announced its partnership with a company in India to

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Net benefits

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Orchard netting can help prevent fruit sunburn in addition to protecting against hail damage.

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Growing into the future – Video

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

New Zealand researchers and growers testing limits with 2D, 3D systems.

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Rockit gains altitude

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

New Zealand growers have soaring hopes for little apple.

Yvette Jones, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Yvette grew up traveling around the globe with parents David and Fiona

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‘Kia ora’ from a distant land

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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To those who’ve never been there, New Zealand brings to mind acclaimed movies — the

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Who wins in China-U.S. trade tiff? How about Australia? reports CNBC

April 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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CNBC says China slapping a tariff on U.S. agriculture goods, including apples and cherries, puts

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Corr: Our report from Kiwi country

April 2nd, 2018|1 Comment

Check out our robust package of reports from the IFTA study tour.

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Farrow: The ‘it’ factor in IFTA

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

The International Fruit Tree Association makes some changes, but commitment to growers remains the same.

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New Zealand’s Honeycrisp blossoms in Timaru – Video

March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Finicky variety finds success in central New Zealand climate.

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All in with organics

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington cooperative Tree Top moves into higher-priced categories.

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USApple disappointed growers “in the crosshairs” in China-U.S. trade dispute

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association expressed extreme disappointment that tree fruit may be a casualty in

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The worldwide view of wine from Washington : Video

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Speakers at the 2018 Washington Winegrowers annual convention bring big-picture perspective.

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Venture vineyardists

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Industry experts offer branding and marketing strategies for grape growers.

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When growers meet lawmakers

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Industry groups ask growers to directly participate in lobbying.

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Dollars from China fuel a new Washington vineyard and resort

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Dollars from China fuel a new Washington vineyard and resort

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Growers flock to Washington, lobbying legislators

March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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Apple growers appeared in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, visiting more than 100 legislative offices to

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Variety Watch: Koru rolls down red carpet

March 14th, 2018|2 Comments

First commercial U.S. shipments of chance New Zealand apple variety reach store shelves.

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Domex Superfresh appoints director of business development

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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Paul Newstead has joined Domex Superfresh Growers as Director of Business Development.

According to the company’s

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In New Zealand, IFTA honors contributors to apple industry

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

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The first group of fruit growers visiting New Zealand for the International Fruit Tree Association

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Munch Madness? USApple rolls out pun-laden promotion

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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Munch Madness has begun.

The third annual promotion of the U.S. Apple Association pits apple varieties

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IFTA explores Nelson, New Zealand

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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New Zealand growers welcome IFTA Study Tour groups

February 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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The International Fruit Tree Association 2018 summer tour and conference kicked off with a welcome

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Follow our editors while they report on the IFTA New Zealand visit

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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Editor Shannon Dininny and Photojournalist TJ Mullinax are in New Zealand, covering the study tour

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20 years in the making

February 12th, 2018|1 Comment

Milbrandt brothers look back on two decades in Washington’s wine grape industry as they open the state’s largest custom wine bottling operation.

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Washington Winegrowers honor longtime industry leaders

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

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The Washington Winegrowers Association honored four longtime industry leaders on Tuesday during a lunch banquet

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Great grape growth in Michigan

February 5th, 2018|1 Comment

Economic study shows soaring winery industry.

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WAVEx event set for March 15

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

WAVEx event set for March 15

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Michigan growers go local with cherries

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Growth looks promising in Michigan's fresh cherry market.

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Ohio grower adds a touch of tech to his orchard

January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Former information-technology specialist uses computer skills in pick-your-own venture.