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 […]

Focus On Fruit For 09/23/21

This week, Kevin Moffitt, President of Pear Bureau Northwest breaks down the first fresh crop estimate of the season. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

NASS: Many NW Fruit Growers Expecting Larger Crops

According to NASS, fruit growers across the Northwest anticipate a larger crop this year. Based on August 1st conditions, Oregon apple production is forecast at 190 million pounds, up 9% from 2020. Washington apple production is forecast at 7.40 billion pounds, up 7% from last year’s production. Washington ranks number one in apple production nationally, […]

Perry: Slight Profits Expected For Apple, Pear Growers

As we kick off our six part Northwest Farm Credit Services’ quarterly commodity snapshot series, we start with area tree fruit. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said their 12 month outlook calls for a slight profit in the apple industry. “Although low packouts have been the reality throughout the season, higher quality fruit coming […]

NASS: NW Fruit Production A Mixed Bag In 2020

For the Northwest fruit sector, 2020 was a mixed bag, with some producers reporting production drops, while others saw a bigger crop, and even a few records were repored. Apple production in Oregon in 2020 hit 174 million pounds, up 18% year over year. Value of those apples totaled $39.2 million, up 1% from 2019’s […]

Perry: Many Questions Remain For Pear Growers, Wine Industry

Today’s Northwest Farm Credit Services Quarterly Commodity Snapshot Series turns to pears as well as the wine industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said their 12 month profitability index sees pear growers breaking even. “Although pears are receiving more favorable pricing due to more manageable supplies and good quality fruit, growers yields were down.  […]

PBNW Wants To Know What’s In Your Bowl

The annual “What’s in Your Fruit Bowl” initiative, put on by Pear Bureau Northwest, gets underway in March. PBNW’s Kathy Stephenson said they started the promotion three years ago, as a way to highlight healthy eating. “There’s a lot of things in nutrition counseling that talk about creating healthy habits and having a fruit bowl […]

Perry: “Slightly Profitable Returns” Expected For Tree Fruit

As we move in to the back half of our Northwest Farm Credit Services quarterly Market snapshot series, we turn our attention to apples and pears. Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS, said they expect to see slightly profitable margins for local apple growers. “A smaller crop and solid demand should increase prices. However, several […]

Focus On Fruit for 12/17/20

Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, shares his thoughts on 2020, the good, the bad and the ugly. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]