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Imports give CMI Orchards year-round capabilities

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Wash., is ready for another imported apple season, with fruit from New Zealand, Argentina and Chile arriving in June.

Cherry exporters hope for easier access to China in 2019

Northwest cherry exporters hope trade negotiators quickly produce a key that will open up the Chinese market to their goods.

Rains cut California cherry production

Emerging from the wettest May many can remember, California cherry growers and shippers say harvests will be late and production will be down due to rain-related fruit damage.

USDA announces assistance for farmers hit by tariffs

Cherry, grape, cranberry and tree nut producers are among U.S. growers who will receive direct payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this year to offset damage caused by retaliatory tariffs.

Sage Fruit has retail display bin for cherries

Sage Fruit Co. will have a new cherry bin this year for retailers to use during the cherry season.

Stemilt Growers installing new cherry line

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers LLC soon will unveil a new Ultimate cherry line with electronic defect sorting and sizing technology, said Brianna Shales, communications manager.

Oppy celebrates anniversary of Orchard View partnership

Vancouver, British Columbia-based The Oppenheimer Group in 2019 is marking 10 years of marketing cherries from The Dalles, Ore.-based Orchard View Inc., said David Nelley, category vice president at Oppy.

Oneonta Trading ownership in third generation

Oneonta Trading Corp. now is 85 years old and has entered its third generation of ownership.

Northwest cherry season offers promo opportunities

Northwest fruit marketers will give retailers plenty of promotion opportunities from mid-June to mid-August.

Organics strengthen position in Northwest cherry deal

Organic cherries probably lag a bit behind apples and pears in the Pacific Northwest, but cherries are making some gains, suppliers say.