Nursery Remains Tops In Oregon; Cherries, Hazelnuts New To The Top Ten

NASS is out with the top commodities for Oregon in 2020. The state’s greenhouse and nursery industry experienced a COVID-19 boon with value of production topping $1 billion for a second year in a row. Industry experts say the “stay home” orders boosted sales nationwide as more people took up gardening and landscaping. Coming in […]

Perry: Expectations For PNW Fruit Growers Mixed

As we hit the home stretch of our Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot series, we take a look at the tree fruit industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said they anticipate slightly profitable returns for local apple growers. “A modest sized crop [but larger than 2020’s crop], coupled with […]

Over 11M Boxes Of Cherries Have Been Shipped

Despite a rollercoaster of a year, the cherry harvest continues to progress for Northwest growers. As of Wednesday, 11,311,597 20-pound boxes have been shipped. According to Cherry Growers Northwest, the industry has shipped an average of 420,000 boxes per day for the past week to points around the world. The solid numbers are encouraging during […]

Northwest Cherry Harvest Starts To Pick Up Steam

After a fairly slow start thanks to cooler temperatures, the rate of the cherry harvest is starting to increase. According to Northwest Cherry Growers, 1.9 million boxes have been shipped. Quality and color remain “exceptional”, but sizing has been a challenge for some growers. The anticipation is the harvest volume will continue to increase in […]

Cool Weather Slows Northwest Cherry Harvest

Cherry harvest is well under way across the Northwest, and soon consumers will see the 2021 crop on their local store shelves. The cooler weather and isolated showers the region saw in late May delayed the first pick for many of the early growers across the Northwest. And ongoing unsettled weather has kept the pace […]

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]

Perry: Opportunities Exist For Apple, Cherry Growers In 2021

As our seven part series on Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Quarterly Commodity Snapshot Series continues, today we’ve reached the halfway point with apples and cherries. When it comes to apples, Bill Perry, Northwest Farm Credit Services Vice President said their 12 month outlook anticipates growers will break even. “Although prices are elevated for the current […]

CWU Marks National Week Of the Farmworkers

National Week of the Farmworkers wrapped up March 31st. And to celebrate the occasion intended to bring attention to farmworkers and honor their contributions, Central Washington University held a forum in which students who come from farm working backgrounds could share some of their stories. Ramiro Casas, a freshman from Prosser, WA, said he’s worked […]

Focus On Fruit for 03/18/21

In today’s Focus On Fruit, Washington State University’s Dr. Scott Harper Talks about the latest research into Little Cherry Disease, and options growers have. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]