Food Variety a Key to Sustainability?

The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring. Cary Fowler discusses the ancestry of […]

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Should Food Safety Have a Seat at The Leadership Table?

When you view your organization does food safety have an impact and influence on your business strategies? If so, how many different parts of your organizations does it effect? In most Packers/Shippers/Processors (PSPs) food safety will have a direct effect on not only field operations but internal operations and the sales desk. If Food Safety touches […]

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Fire Relief Fund Established at Community Foundation of NCW

An excerpt from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington: On July 18th, the Community Foundation of NCW has established a Fire Relief Fund to support families and individuals affected by the fires impacting Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties. As of today, we have raised over $36,000 in donations and it continues to grow. We have […]

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Congratulations to WAEF Celebrating 20 Years of Impacting Lives

Washington Apple Education Foundation is one of our favorite organizations. We had a past podcast with Jennifer Witherbee, Washington Tree Fruit Education Scholarships the Executive Director of WAEF where we discussed the scholarships they offered and how to apply for them. WAEF was founded in 1994 by members of Washington’s tree fruit industry with a desire to advance the industry’s charitable work.  Today, […]

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Empowerment Versus a Solution

People mistakenly look at Spray Record Software as something that is being forced upon them either by market regulations or upcoming federal regulations. It is something that they have to do versus something they want to do. Part of the frustrations is the duplication of efforts or so it seems, between various software packages and […]

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2014 Hort Convention & Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting will be held in Tri Cities, WA at the Three Rivers Convention Center and Toyota Center on December 1, 2 & 3rd. This is quite a change for the Hort Convention as it will be the first time the location has changed rotation between Yakima and Wenatchee in 110 years!  If […]

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Is a Thumbs Up Good Enough?

Drew Zabrocki is the Managing Director and Product Manager of ApRecs (Food Safety Made Simple). In the interview, Drew discusses ApRecs Watch™, a component of the ApRecs PSP Association & Awareness Package, Module #2.  PDF Download of Transcription Note: This is a transcription of an interview. It has not gone through a professional editing process and […]

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Does Varietal Level Recordation Matter?

As a Packer/Shipper or Grower/Packer should you care about having a record for every location that is easily found, accessed and can be used as a management tool? Is that good enough? An argument could be made that it is not, that it must be done at a varietal level. From Wikipedia: In chaos theory, […]

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