Pears

USDA opens comments to Pacific NW pear marketing order change

The USDA is proposing a change to the federal marketing order for pears grown in Oregon and Washington, slightly dropping the number of votes needed to approve changes to the marketing order. The amendment would... more »

California pear meeting focuses on new pest

The University of California Cooperative Extension and California Pear Advisory Board are presenting an update on a flatheaded borer pest recently discovered in Lake County. The meeting, 9 to 10 a.m. Pacific Oct. 17 at... more »

Starr Ranch, CMI Orchards unite with apples, pears, cherries

Starr Ranch Growers/Oneonta Trading Co. — which includes Custom Apple, Diamond Fruit and Apple King — has an agreement to join forces with CMI Orchards, delivering more than eight million cartons to CMI’s manifest. This... more »

Tree fruit sales vet Ellie Tucker joins CMI

Tree fruit sales veteran Ellie Tucker has joined CMI Orchards as sales account manager. Tucker joins the Wenatchee, Washington, grower and packer possessing 20 years of fruit sales experience. Raised on a Wenatchee pear farm,... more »

Georgia counties declared Hurricane Idalia disaster areas

In response to Hurricane Idalia's damage, the federal government has approved disaster declarations for three south Georgia counties, two of which are major vegetable, berry, peach and pecan producers. Cook, Lowndes and Glynn counties received... more »

Northwest fresh pear industry releases 2023 crop estimate

With harvest underway throughout the four growing regions, Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) has released the first estimate of the 2023-24 Washington and Oregon fresh pear crop. The industry’s fresh pear estimate is 15.2 million standard... more »

CMI unveils advanced pear packing technology

CMI Orchards has introduced pear packing technology that is marketed to possess strong benefits for retailers and consumers. The Wenatchee, Washington, based CMI’s recent expansions on the technology used to pack, market and sell pears... more »

Pacific Northwest pear growers vote to keep marketing order

Pear producers in Washington and Oregon have voted to continue their federal marketing order this year, with the largest margin in the order’s history. Pear growers vote every six years on whether or not to... more »

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