Stories tagged: apple crop
Wed., Oct. 16, 2013
Late season apple crops bring bounty to growers, consumers
I am often in awe at the intelligence and timing of nature – how, just in time, the earth offers up hardy produce like winter squash, root vegetables and apples, …
Mon., May 14, 2012, 8:49 a.m.
Good prices for near-record Washington apple crop
YAKIMA — Most of Washington’s 2011 apple harvest has been sold and growers say prices for the near-record crop have been good for them.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2011
Inmates tapped to fill labor shortage harvesting orchards
WASHINGTON – Even after deploying 105 prison inmates this week to help pick apples, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says growers still need from 3,000 to 4,000 workers to help harvest …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2011
Apple growers desperate for pickers to gather crop
TACOMA – Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says the shortage of apple pickers in the nation’s top apple-producing state is dire. In the Wenatchee Valley, apple growers have posted help-wanted signs …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2011
Gregoire seeks federal disaster aid for farmers
OLYMPIA – Here’s one more thing to consider when complaining about this year’s weather: All 39 counties in Washington may be “disaster areas” and eligible for farm disaster aid because …