Posts Tagged ‘Agriculture’

Not Just Wash. Apples Go Around The World, Its Growers Do Too

Wenatchee, Washington, the apple capital of the world, perhaps not literally but certainly by reputation, sends it apples all around the globe. The trading partnerships that make it possible to not only export millions of apples, but also learn growing practices from other apple-producing regions, take communication, outreach and a certain level of diplomacy. But…

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Environmentally-Friendly Farming Practices Used By Nearly Third of World’s Farms, Including in NCW

It’s harvest season in North Central Washington and regions around the world. A recent global study of farming practices shows using environmentally-friendly farming techniques is a win-win for producers and consumers. Marcus Bellissimo reports on how local farms fit into the global assessment.   Photo: Reganold inspects crops using organic agricultural practices. Washington State University

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2018 Apple Harvest Begins, Forecast Down From 2017 Despite Gala Increase

This year’s Washington apple crop is estimated at 131 million 40-pound boxes. That’s according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, which says this year’s crop is down two percent from the 2017 harvest of 134 million boxes. The association says farmers are anticipating “excellent quality fruit from the nation’s largest apple crop.” A varietal…

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As Cherry Season Arrives, Growers Expect Near-Record Harvest

Cherries are a summertime staple. Local cherries are starting to pop up at farmers markets, fruit stands and grocers. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington will produce 67 percent of all sweet cherries in the country this year. And this year’s crop has the potential to be one of the state’s largest, as…

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Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market Season Opening Tomorrow At Pybus Market

The spring opening of the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is tomorrow, Saturday May 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pybus Public Market. Market Manager Brittany Mieklin and Grace Spencer with Spencer Farm join Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about preparing for this year’s market, new vendors this year and…

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