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2021 Washington apple harvest estimate updated

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association released its updated estimate of the 2021 Washington state fresh apple crop. The August forecast estimated the Washington state apple harvest to be 124.85 million standard forty pound boxes... more »

Over $4M set for Michigan fruit and vegetable growers 

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced Nov. 9 that Michigan will receive over $4 million in federal funding to support Michigan specialty crop growers who... more »

Albert Keck elected new Western Growers chairman

Albert P. Keck II, president of Hadley Date Gardens Inc., will serve as the Western Growers Chairman of the Board of Directors for a one-year term. Keck, a third-generation Californian and farmer, is a lifelong... more »

Vic Smith is Grower of the Year Award; OGS presentation planned

The Organic Grower Summit, presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network will honor long-time organic grower Vic Smith as the recipient of the fourth annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year. Smith,... more »

Washington tree fruit group’s 2021 Apple Pesticide Residue Study Report set

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate residue data for commonly used pesticides to help Washington growers make more informed choices about their spray programs.... more »

BioSafe Systems welcomes Jessica Stotz in Great Lakes region

BioSafe Systems’ agriculture division has announced the addition of another new technical representative for 2021. Jessica Stotz will be serving the Great Lakes’ region from her home state of Michigan. She earned her degree from... more »

Bipartisan infrastructure bill delivers major water improvements for West

In response to the Nov. 5 passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement: ... more »

Colorado Produce Labor Conference is Dec. 1 in Aurora

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will host its second Annual Produce Labor Conference on Dec. 1 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in east Aurora. This conference will be an opportunity for all... more »

Current Issue

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Troon Vineyard makes wine with minimalist approach

Wafler Farms: family, fruit, nursery

MSU Extension educator relishes new opportunity

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

Blueberry group energized after planning effort, referendum OK

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

Mating disruption: Certifications, trials among updates from companies

Protein-based biologicals among trends in IPM

Farm Market column: Worker numbers dependent on market performance

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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