Pacific Northwest

Three Washington tree fruit companies acquired by N.C. firm

Three large Washington tree fruit companies have been acquired by a North Carolina firm. International Farming Corporation (IFC), a North Carolina asset management firm focused on the agricultural sector, said in a released statement Jan.... more »

Washington state farmland market stable, realtor says

Washington state land prices appear stable, according to a broker report from Farmers National Company. Northwest growers continue to implement major reconfigurations of orchards in an attempt to get higher production from the same acres.... more »

Rainier charity campaign fights homelessness

The holiday season was a little brighter for some folks in the Yakima area thanks to the efforts of Rainier Fruit. Rainier Fruit is a multi-generation, vertically integrated fruit company based in Selah, Washington. As... more »

Postharvest for tree fruit backed by Northwest Farm Credit

Helping Pacific Northwest growers deliver plentiful, sustainable fruit crops to consumers at every harvest, Northwest Farm Credit Services recently announced a $250,000 donation supporting postharvest tree fruit research at Washington State University. Mandy Minick, Washington... more »

Researchers refine growing techniques for Cosmic Crisp trees

Washington state researchers are refining their suggested best practices for growing Cosmic Crisp apples. Apples from the WA 38 cultivar – a copyrighted cross of Enterprise and Honeycrisp – will be sold under the Cosmic... more »

Arctic apple engineers welcome scrutiny, growers’ help

In a hotel conference room in eastern Washington, Okanagan Specialty Fruits employee Jessica Brady takes two apparently identical yellow apples – one in each hand – kneels, and smashes them into the ground. A thin... more »

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