Stories tagged: apples
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Woman gets prison for $900K theft from Zirkle Fruit
The ringleader behind a nearly $900,000 theft from Zirkle Fruit Company has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for a payroll scheme.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Strikes, work stoppages in Washington fields indicative of changing agriculture labor environment
Their six-day strike was one of several across Washington state during a turbulent year for labor relations in one of the country’s largest agricultural states. Those strikes highlight some of …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
Warm fall helps push larger-than-anticipated Washington apple harvest
A warm fall and new planting technologies gave Washington apple growers a larger harvest than anticipated this season.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 1:32 a.m.
In Washington’s apple country, small and midsize farmers must adapt to changing economics, consumer tastes and technology
In Washington’s apple country, small and midsize farmers must adapt to changing economics, consumer tastes and technology.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
From apples to wheat, NAFTA has been a boon for Washington agriculture
For Washington apples the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a good deal.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
The farmers’ workaround: Tree grafting
Planting a modern apple orchard is expensive work costing between $40,000 and $50,000 per acre. What’s more, the kinds of apples people want to eat can change. That means an …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
The apples and the bees
Every year thousands of hives dot Washington’s apple orchards. The bees inside pollinate the state’s apple trees. Apple farmers, for the most part, rent the their bees, said Dave Robison …
Sun., June 4, 2017
A brief history of the apple
The apple was first domesticated in southern Kazakhstan about 4,000 years ago. The fruit has played heavily into art and literature in various cultures. However, apples do not appear in …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Local apple leaders go to Washington
Local members of a statewide apple group and area fruit growers recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional legislators about the future of agriculture and the nation’s health.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 8 a.m.
What labor shortage? Robot apple pickers on the way
Worry over ag labor shortages could be a thing of the past if two engineering firms hit goals to market robotic fruit-picking machines by 2019.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Washington state gems shine with Hollywood stars
Opals are non-GMO Washington state gems known for their natural non-browning ability.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Another semi full of apples crashes into the Columbia River
A semi full of apples crashed into the Columbia River near Wenatchee Thursday, only days after another semi loaded with apples crashed into the river off State Route 243 in …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Semi-truck full of apples plunges into Columbia River, floating toward Priest Rapids Dam
A semi-truck full of apples plunged into the Columbia River on Monday afternoon. The truck’s refrigerated trailer full of apples detached and is currently floating down the Columbia River toward …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Owner of Washington’s largest apple farm has died
Bill Evans, who with his wife Jeannette built a tiny farm into one of the largest fruit companies in Washington, has died at the age of 87. Evans died early …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 6:15 a.m.
Donald Trump’s promises trigger fears of a trade war that would damage Washington’s economy
Trade experts warn that Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric foreshadows a trade war with China and a scrapping of hard-won tariff reductions. Washington state farmers, who would be among the casualties …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: City prepares for ‘King Pip’s Parade’ in National Apple Show
From our archive, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle was trying to build anticipation for one of Spokane’s big annual events, the National Apple Show.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Apples in space: Wapato High kids will return to Texas, conduct tests with NASA
Last spring, Wapato High School students had an opportunity of a lifetime – testing an experiment of their design in zero-gravity conditions and touring Houston’s Johnson Space Center. Now they …
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016
Washington’s new apple joining a changing industry
WSU has developed a new apple - the Cosmic Crisp - that only orchardists in Washington will be able to plant for the next decade.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Washington shippers cheer as India apple imports resume
YAKIMA – Washington apple shippers are cheering the news that India has reopened all of its ports to apple imports. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that India has been Washington’s third-largest …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, noon
Really rosy: Puff pastry, apples a beautiful combination
I know I’m not the only one to fall in love with these rosy rounds of puff pastry, apple slices and cinnamon. They were simply too charming to pass up.
Wed., Sept. 16, 2015
‘Apple Cookbook’ an autumn favorite
‘THE APPLE COOKBOOK’ BY OLWEN WOODIER (STOREY PUBLISHING, $14.95) Quick look: The third edition of this love letter to all things apple offers a modern feel, updated information and 125 …
Fri., Sept. 11, 2015
Green Bluff harvests early this year because of warm weather
The fields of pumpkins sprawling across the hillside at Walter’s Fruit Ranch in Green Bluff are early this year, bright splotches of color signaling the ripeness of the gourds with …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015, 3:26 p.m.
Washington apple crop will be state’s third largest
Washington’s new apple crop, easily the nation’s largest, is projected to be 125.2 million 40-pound cartons this season, the third largest in state history.
Tue., May 19, 2015
‘An apple a day will keep the drug companies at bay’
You’ve heard the slogan, “An apple a day will keep the doctor away.” Some say it started as, “An apple a day, no doctor to pay.” Clearly from pre-insurance times. …
Tue., March 3, 2015
Editorial: Department of Agriculture apple maggot rules add to Barr-Tech’s composting costs
It’s almost like apples and oranges. Because the city of Seattle has begun shipping its food waste 100-plus miles to Quincy, a composting facility one mile outside the Spokane County …
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Hecrick Eisenhour, described as a “comely miss of 20 years,” smiled prettily at Judge George Stocker.
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
Volunteer’s efforts bear fruit for community’s hungry
The gleaners arrived by the carload Saturday morning ready to harvest the rich remnants of this year’s crop of golden delicious and late season red apples. The plan: pick, box …
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014
Apples fixed three ways make delicious pairing with pork
Pork chops and apple sauce are a familiar flavor combination, perhaps from our childhoods. I don’t know how I came to like the savory pork and naturally sweet apples together, …
Mon., Nov. 11, 2013
Washington apples worth a record $2.25 billion in 2012
An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but it sure lines the pockets of Washington’s apple growers. Apples were worth more than $2 billion to Washington farmers …
Tue., May 14, 2013, 7:18 a.m.
Biotech apples may be harbinger for Simplot spuds
BOISE — Idaho’s potato industry is gazing north of the U.S. border to a tiny Canadian apple breeder for a sign of how the public may embrace a genetically modified …