WSFC Set To Recap 2021, Look Ahead To 2022

The Washington State Fruit Commission’s Board of Directors quarterly meeting will take place December 1st. The gathering will focus not only on reviewing 2021, but looking at the year ahead. This year’s northwest cherry season saw a different landscape than volatile 2020. Around 30 million boxes shipped from the country’s western states, fueled by a […]

Thurlby: Growers Will Be Back With Great Fruit After Challenging 2021

When looking back on 2021, one of the most discussed topics was the record heat the Pacific Northwest saw in late June. The area saw temperatures well into the 110’s, but making matters worse for the cherry industry was the fact the heat came during the heart of harvest. B.J. Thurlby, president of Northwest Cherry […]

Cool Weather, Western X Held Back Washington’s Apricot Crop

As harvest continues for some varieties of peaches and nectarines, 2021 has proven to be a good year for the Washington stone fruit industry. However, one area that has struggled a bit is Washington apricots. B.J. Thurlby President of the Washington State Tree Fruit Commission said they expect harvest this year to be a bit […]

Focus On Fruit for 07/01/21

B.J. Thurlby has advice for growers looking to slow down the impact of Little Cherry Disease across the Northwest. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Large California Crop Not Negatively Impacting Northwest Cherry Growers

Cherry harvest continues across the Northwest, but because of the cooler weather over the past week, numbers have slowed a bit. B.J. Thurlby, President of Northwest Cherry Growers, says currently roughly 200,000 boxes are being shipped per day, but he expects that number to increase to 400,000 as hot weather returns to the area. He […]

Focus On Fruit for 06/17/21

How’s the stone fruit season progressing? B.J. Thurlby has the latest on apricots, peaches and more. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Focus On Fruit for 06/03/21

In today’s Focus On Fruit, BJ Thurlby President of Northwest Cherry Growers discusses how they plan to market in southeast Asia. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Focus On Fruit for 05/20/21

B.J. Thurlby, President of Northwest Cherry Growers, talks about marketing efforts and areas of focus in the year ahead. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Focus On Fruit for 05/06/21

In today’s Focus On Fruit, B.J. Thurlby talks about how cherry growers are feeling with a new season underway. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]