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USDA relaxes rules for Japanese unshu oranges and sand pears

Rules governing the U.S. imports of Japanese unshu oranges and sand pears will be changed to allow for easier access to the U.S. market.

Rainier Fruit begins second Pears for Pairs campaign

Selah, Wash.-based Rainier Fruit Co. is kicking off its annual holiday program “Pears for Pairs.”

It's all about pumpkins on Produce Market Guide

Pumpkins held on to the top spot on Produce Market Guide the week of Sept. 9, while chili peppers gained two places from the week before to land at No. 2.

USA Pears pairs with Sparkloft Media

Milwaukee, Ore.-based USA Pears has selected Sparkloft Media to manage their social media efforts.

Outlook's strong for California pears

California pears will be available through most of October, and total shipments may equal about 2.2 million bartlett pears and 500,000 cartons of bosc pears.

Crunch Pak’s Opera fresh-cut pears hit retail stage

Crunch Pak, which pioneered apple slices 20 years ago, is offering sliced pears to retailers under the Opera label.

USA Pears to launch #PearPizza campaign

USA Pears is set to launch a campaign centered around pear pizza to kick off the 2019-20 Northwest pear season.

Washington Fruit rebuilds from fire

A devastating fire has led to a new and improved operation for Washington Fruit & Produce Co., which partners with Mount Adams Fruit.

Mexico dominates Northwest pear export business

Mexico is a dominant buyer of Northwest pear exports, but other markets also seem to grow their appetites for the product, according to Milwaukie, Ore.-based Pear Bureau Northwest.

Wealth of varieties carries pear suppliers through season

Green and red anjous, as well as bartlett and bosc, comprise 96% of this year’s Northwest pear crop, according to the Milwaukie, Ore.-based Pear Bureau Northwest.