Focus On Fruit for 10/14/21

Oregon State University’s Ashley Thompson has tips and advice for cherry growers that report X-disease or Little Cherry Disease. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Focus On Fruit for 09/02/21

We recently sat down with Mark Powers, President of the Northwest Horticultural Council, about efforts to secure additional federal funds to fight Little Cherry Disease.

Newhouse: LCD Research Must Be A Priority For USDA

Earlier this month Dan Newhouse, chair of the Western Caucus, and G.T. Thompson, the House Ag Committee Republican leader, wrote a letter to USDA regarding Little Cherry Disease and the damage being done to the industry. Newhouse said during a recent trip to central Washington, the lawmakers spoke with tree fruit leaders about what growers […]

Newhouse, Thompson Ask For USDA Support Against LCD

Last week, Dan Newhouse, Chair of the Congressional Western Caucus, and G.T Thompson, House Ag Committee Republican Leader, wrote a letter to USDA concerning the spread of Little Cherry Disease and its impact on the sweet cherry industry across the U.S. The letter addressed to USDA Administrator Kevin Shea said, in part, “Over the last […]

Focus On Fruit for 07/22/21

Washington State University’s Tianna Dupont tell us about a new app developed between WSU and Oregon State University to help growers detect Little Cherry Disease. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

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]

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]

Schrier Returns To House Ag Committee

On Tuesday, Congresswoman Kim Schrier announced she will again serve on the House Agriculture Committee. This Committee is in addition to her appointment to the Energy and Commerce Committee. “As the only Member from the Northwest on the House Agriculture Committee, I am honored to continue to be a voice for our farmers and growers […]

LCD, Marketing, To Take Center Stage During Online Cherry Institute

This year’s Cherry Institute is going virtual. Northwest Cherry Growers Vice President of Marketing James Michael said this year’s event will feature the same quality of information growers have enjoyed year after year at in person events. “This is the world’s largest cherry meeting and this year it’s free and brought to you in your […]

78th Annual Cherry Institute Goes On-Line In Late January

Because of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Cherry Institute will hold a virtual conference in late January. Washington State University tree fruit specialist, Tianna DuPont, said this year’s event will cover a variety of exciting and important topic, both live and on demand. “Two important topics that we’re going to cover this […]