Pacific Northwest

Emergency Temporary Worker Housing Rule enacted in Washington state

On Sept. 10, Washington state announced a new Emergency Temporary Worker Housing  (TWH) Rule, which expires on Jan. 8, and proposed a new permanent rule, which may be issued next spring if needed. The new rule emphasizes... more »

Washington State University gets $3M for endowment to bolster food security

Washington State University announced a $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology. The gift, from the Rosalie & Harold... more »

Washington state apples expecting lighter crop volume

In early August, the first estimate for the Washington apple crop predicted a crop volume of 134 million boxes (40 lb.), on par with the previous season of 133 million boxes. Since the time of... more »

WA 38/Cosmic Crisp preharvest events scheduled; 2020 documents available

It’s T minus 50-60 days before WA 38/Cosmic Crisp harvest season begins. Color and size are coming on and there is great anticipation for a sizable crop of premium fruit. Our WA 38 team has scheduled... more »

Starr Ranch Growers consolidates offices to Yakima, adds to sales team

Starr Ranch Growers consolidated offices in Yakima, Washington, and is growing its sales team. The new office, at 603 N, 39th Ave., in Yakima, will house the Starr Ranch Growers sales team, the director of... more »

Gebbers Farms: COVID-19 testing confirms prevention measures work

State COVID-19 testing at one of Washington’s largest fruit growers indicates that Gebbers Farms’ preventive measures have been effective at protecting workers, though the family-owned company continues to mourn the loss of three team members... more »

Carolina Uquillas Herrera joins Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as commercial manager for Chile

Carolina Uquillas Herrera has joined Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., as commercial manager for Chile, responsible for establishing and developing strong relationships with the company’s blueberry nursery and genetics customers in the... more »

COVID-19 restrictions on agritourism eased by Washington governor

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee announced Aug. 28 updated guidance for agritourism and the agricultural industry as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. Rather than banning the activities, the revised rules give farms instructions on... more »

Current Issue

Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

ITC: No harm seen from blueberry imports

Growers quickly see benefits of drip irrigation

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Carbon farming payments possible with soil-building

Create efficiencies for filling online customer orders

Notes from the Farm column: Pipe layers spur ideas for installing irrigation lines

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

see all current issue »

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

616.520.2137

Get one year of Fruit Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Fruit Growers News?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check out our sister sites:
produceprocessingsm
website development by deyo designs