Pacific Northwest

Washington Apple Commission reappoints members to board

The Washington Apple Commission has welcomed five reappointed members to the board of directors. The commissioners, who were elected for a three-year term, are: Dave Robison (reappointed) – Grower, District 1 Michael Roche (reappointed) –... more »

AgroFresh implements FreshCloud quality inspection by Starr Ranch Growers

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. announced Dec. 2 that Starr Ranch Growers, a  Washington state produce grower, packer and shipper, has chosen to adopt AgroFresh’s FreshCloud Quality Inspection to digitally integrate its quality inspection efforts. The solution... more »

Free consulting, GAP audit reimbursement set for Washington small specialty crop farms

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is now accepting applications for a new bilingual program offered to help small, specialty crop farms forced to adjust in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to a... more »

Troon Vineyard makes wine with minimalist approach

From the organically grown winegrapes to the sheep that graze in the vineyards after harvest, to winemaking in aged oak barrels and clay amphorae, there’s something different in the mix at Oregon’s Troon Vineyard. In... more »

2021 Arctic apple harvest done, includes first Arctic Fuji crop

Okanagan Specialty Fruits announced Nov. 30 it has completed the harvest of its 2021 Arctic apple crop. Arctic apple varieties, which stay orchard fresh longer, are developed and grown by the company on its orchards... more »

WSDA will pay for soil health analysis for eligible projects

Are you a Washington state grower, an agricultural professional, a graduate student, or a conservation district staff member who wants to soil sample? Are you interested in contributing soils data to the WaSHI State of the... more »

Red-fleshed: The science behind an uncommon apple breed

Deep in Oregon's Hood River Valley, a few select farms grow a rare cultivar of apples that look no different than most conventional varieties on the outside. This apple's taut skin is an amalgamation of... more »

Vaccine verification plan in place for Washington state event  

By order of the governor, all attendees 12 years of age and older attending the 2021 Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting Dec. 6-8, 2021, at the Yakima Convention Center and Yakima Valley SunDome... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

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