Pacific Northwest

Washington state robotic pollination project one of 11 funded

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on April 24 announced $9.5 million awarded to 11 collaborative, multi-state projects to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. specialty crops. The funding is made possible through the Specialty Crop Multi-State... more »

Food safety posters for Washington state tree fruit industry available

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association has developed posters for tree fruit orchards and packinghouses, designed to enhance food safety training efforts. These posters were produced with WSDA Produce Safety Program Grant funding.strategies for optimizing... more »

Washington state farmers’ markets are reopening, but won’t look the same

The Proctor Farmers' Market in Tacoma, Washington, was supposed to open for the season almost a month ago. When it didn’t, Scott Gruber, president of the market’s board and a longtime vendor who has depended... more »

Superfresh Growers: US apple sales volume up 22.3% in March

Americans are stocking up on apples as they contend with the COVID-19 crisis, especially Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji and Granny Smith. Consumers are favoring packaged apples, which jumped up 34% in volume in the last four... more »

Fall Creek expands outside board of directors with appointment of Kevin Murphy

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Kevin Murphy has joined its professional board of directors. Most recently, Murphy served as chief executive officer of Driscoll’s,... more »

Ranier Fruit, with T&G Global, donate apples to local schools amid quarantine

In light of national, state and local quarantines related to the coronavirus, Selah, Washingotn-based Rainier Fruit and marketing partner T&G Global have donated more than 12,000 apples and 26,000 plastic bags to the Selah School... more »

Rainier Fruit moving toward formal EFI certification

As a leader in the apple category, Selah, Washington-based Rainier Fruit has partnered with Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) to begin training and move toward formally certifying its largest farm of over 2,300 acres. This will include a... more »

Considerations presented for study of cold hardiness in blueberries

For several years, the Washington Blueberry Commission has funded Washington State University and Oregon State University research to collect bud hardiness data and create a model. Our research team is still in the process of... more »

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