The original “Stand By Me Reds” painting will be given away to one lucky attendee at this year’s Washington State Horticultural Association meeting.
Growers are at the intersection of innovation and quality, says Lynn Long of Oregon State University.
High-tech cranes “read” barcodes and retrieve pallets, increasing capacity on less square footage.
Washington is predicted to have a 162-million box crop by USApple, smashing the record.
Northwest crop smaller than last year’s record high, but well above average.
Grower/packer/shippers are plowing the last few years’ profits into state-of-the-art equipment.