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Program: Fruit Grower Report

Fruit Grower Report

  • Pears Make Perry Pt 1

    The Hard Cider craze has led to a similar drink made from pears, and WSU fermentation expert Bri Ewing talks about Perry and her classes.

  • Robotic Apple Picker Pt 2

    Washington apple orchards a testing ground for robotic pickers that will someday replace many, if not all of the human pickers.

  • Robotic Apple Picker Pt 1

    Washington apple orchards a testing ground for robotic pickers that will someday replace many, if not all of the human pickers.

  • Thinning Season Pt 2

    Spring is thinning season in PNW orchards.

  • Thinning Season Pt 1

    Spring is thinning season in PNW orchards.

  • H-2A Fees Nixed Pt 2

    House pulls additional H-2A fees from Senate bill.

  • The Walls Winery Pt 2

    Spoke with "The Walls" winery founder Mike Martin about some of their unusually named, but delicious, varieties.

  • H-2A Fees Nixed Pt 1

    House pulls additional H-2A fees from Senate bill.

  • The Walls Winery Pt 1

    Spoke with "The Walls" winery founder Mike Martin about some of their unusually named, but delicious, varieties.

  • farmers.gov for H-2A Help

    A new USDA website, www.farmers.gov aims to help farmers with H-2A visa application process and farm loans.

  • Vital Wine Healthcare Pt 3

    Walla Walla-based Vital Wines doing what it can for local wine employees and their healthcare.

  • Vital Wine Healthcare Pt 2

    Walla Walla-based Vital Wines doing what it can for local wine employees and their healthcare.

  • Vital Wine Healthcare Pt 1

    Walla Walla-based Vital Wines doing what it can for local wine employees and their healthcare.

  • Dead Crow Wine

    One of the stranger named wines I saw at the Taste Washington in Seattle last week was "Dead Crow."

  • Ladybug Benefits Pt 3

    Bend, Oregon-based Northwest Beneficials helps Northwest Orchardist battle aphids with ladybugs.

  • Ladybug Benefits Pt 2

    Bend, Oregon-based Northwest Beneficials helps Northwest Orchardist battle aphids with ladybugs.

  • Ladybug Benefits Pt 1

    Bend, Oregon-based Northwest Beneficials helps Northwest Orchardist battle aphids with ladybugs.

  • Food Safety Changes

    FDA announces changes to the Food Safety Modernization Act that include not holding growers and producers of wine grapes, hops, pulse crops, and almonds to the same standards as other eat-now fruits and vegetables.

  • Pears Are Heart Healthy Pt 2

    American Heart Association has given all 10 northwest pear varieties the 'Heart Check Certification' designating them ALL as heart healthy.

  • Pears Are Heart Healthy Pt 1

    American Heart Association has given all 10 northwest pear varieties the 'Heart Check Certification' designating them ALL as heart healthy.

  • Taste Washington Pt 2

    Taste Washington, the granddaddy of all wine events kicks off this week.

  • Taste Washington Pt 1

    Taste Washington, the granddaddy of all wine events kicks off this week.

  • Apples and Trade Pt 2

    Washington Apple Commission president Todd Fryhover talks about tariffs and foreign trade for growers in our state.

  • Apples and Trade Pt 1

    Washington Apple Commission president Todd Fryhover talks about tariffs and foreign trade for growers in our state.

  • Trade Talks with Newhouse Pt 2

    U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse talks about the importance of trade talks going on as producers wait.

  • Trade Talks with Newhouse Pt 1

    U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse talks about the importance of trade talks going on as producers wait.

  • More H-2A Fees bill

    A Senate bill has moved to the House that would add even more fees for the farmers who hire H-2A foreign guest workers.

  • Wine Industry License Plates Pt 2

    Washington's wine industry could soon have its own specialty license plate.

  • Wine Industry License Plates Pt 1

    Washington's wine industry could soon have its own specialty license plate.

  • Improving Trade with Japan Pt 2

    Entire Washington Congressional delegation, led by Newhouse and Cantwell, send letter to USTR Lighthizer about improving trade relationship with Japan for Washington apples.

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