Washington State Ag Department seeks grower input on top priorities

By |July 17th, 2018|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is asking growers and industry workers to take part in a survey to identify top priorities for the program.

Adams joins Washington Apple Commission’s communications team

By |July 17th, 2018|

The Washington Apple Commission has hired Toni Lynn Adams as a communications outreach coordinator.

Washington Wine Industry Foundation awards $38,000 to students

By |July 17th, 2018|

The scholarships went to a dozen students from Washington State University and Walla Walla Community College who are pursuing careers in the wine industry.

Celebration of Life for Bill Ryan on Aug. 11

By |July 12th, 2018|

A Celebration of Life event for William J. “Bill” Ryan will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Yakima Arboretum in Yakima, Washington.

USDA extends labor housing program to growers putting up H-2A workers

By |July 10th, 2018|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture administrates loans and grants designed to employers who build or improve housing for farmworkers, but they had always been restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

WSU breaks ground on state-of-the-art Plant Sciences Building

By |June 28th, 2018|

Aiming to be recognized as one of the top 25 public research universities by 2030, Washington State University broke ground on June 27 for its Plant Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art research facility.

New statewide IPM coordinator named for Oregon

By |June 25th, 2018|

Katie Murray, of Oregon State University’s Integrated Plant Protection Center, has been appointed statewide integrated pest management coordinator for Oregon, according to a statement from OSU.

Quarantine in New York’s Niagara County for European cherry fruit fly

By |June 14th, 2018|

U.S. officials are taking action to stop the potential spread of an invasive fruit fly that could threaten the cherry crop in New York state.

Goodbye to all that

By |June 11th, 2018|

After five years, my thanks to growers and the staff of this magazine.

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

By |June 7th, 2018|

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A delegation representing the Northwest tree fruit industry will be meeting with Trump administration officials and members of Congress next

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