Posts Tagged ‘Washington State Tree Fruit Association’

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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2017 Apple Harvest Sets New State Record At 142 Million Boxes

The 2017 apple harvest was the largest in Washington history. The State Tree Fruit Association released their post-harvest report, which estimates the state produced more than 142.3 million 40-pound boxes of apples. That beat out the previous record of 141 million boxes set in 2014. Todd Fryhover, President of the Washington Apple Commission, told KOHO…

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2017 Wash. Cherry, Apple Crops Higher Than Projected

This year’s cherry harvest was 23 million boxes, several million higher than expected. The apple crop is estimated at 131 million boxes, which would make it the third largest in state history. Jon DeVaney, President of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about why both…

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Despite Late Start, Cherry Harvest on Track to Meet Consumer Demand

Jon DeVaney, President of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show for an update on this year’s cherry harvest. DeVaney said the crop this year could be a near-record. And with a large harvest, labor is tight, but manageable, he said, and even though the harvest started late…

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Hort Expo Highlights Ag Industry Planning for Continuous Change

Change is the new normal, says tree fruit experts at the Northwest Hort Expo, underway this week at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Over 150 exhibitors and representatives of the ag industry gathered yesterday for the three-day event, including the 112th annual meeting of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association. KOHO’s Chris Hansen stopped by to talk…

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Northwest Hort Expo Opens Today in Wenatchee

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is hosting their 112th Annual Meeting and Northwest Hort Expo at the Wenatchee Convention Center for the next three days. It’s the largest tree fruit educational gathering in the country. The three-day event serves as a forum to discuss the latest trends and hot topics within the tree fruit…

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Early Harvest, High Quality Marks 2016 Cherry Crop

Apple harvest is going strong, pears are wrapping up and cherries are in the bag. The 2016 cherry harvest brought in 19 million 20-pound boxes, a rise from last year but down from 2014. KOHO’s Chris Hansen talks with Jon DeVaney, President of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, to talk about this year’s early…

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Early Cherry Harvest Winding Down

With an early start to this year’s cherry harvest in central Washington, the fruit hit markets and stores much earlier. But even with the early heat, the crop reached quality and quantity targets, says Jon DeVanney, President of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association.

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