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Washington and Oregon potato acreage down, but plenty expected

Potato production in the Northwest was strong in 2019, and the outlook for 2020 looks similar, said Chris Voigt, executive director of the Moses Lake-based Washington State Potato Commission. 

Domex Superfresh Growers busy in the orchards

Even in the dead of winter, Washington apple growers are busy preparing for the next apple season.

Pacific Coast Fruit Company hosts first Kids in the Kitchen event

Pacific Coast Fruit Co. hosted its first Kids in the Kitchen event at the Boy and Girls Club of South Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.

Cosmic Crisp apples receive boost from brand ambassadors

Cosmic Crisp apples have a group of supporters, including an astronaut, a chef, a teacher and produce industry spokeswoman who helps consumers boost consumption.

West Mathison honored as Apple Man of the Year

CHICAGO – Twenty three years after his grandfather Tom Mathison won the same award, Stemilt Growers CEO and president West Mathison was recognized by The Packer as the 2019 Apple Man of the Year.

Stemilt's Rave apple kicks off Washington's 2019 crop

The Rave apple has made its way across the packing lines of Stemilt Growers in Wenatchee, Wash., kicking off the state’s 2019 apple crop.

Stemilt’s Moon cherries carry ‘mystical’ consumer message

Stemilt Growers is going to the moon to promote its next cherry harvest, which starts in August.

Sage Fruit Co. participates in racecar charity event

Sage Fruit Co. is a presenting sponsor of racing legend Tony Stewart’s Kartapalooza event where fans can race head-to-head with Stewart, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Matt Reus joins Arable Capital Partners

Arable Capital Partners has hired Matt Reus as a vice president in the Bellevue, Wash., office.

Interim tree fruit center named at Washington State University

Washington State University professor and horticulturalist Kate Evans is the interim director of the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.