Agriculture Data Information Is In Its Infancy; Is It Safe?

The question is not will my data be safe tomorrow, rather it’s is it safe today? When considering “the cloud”, sharing and reporting information and using electronic data systems for farming operations this is where the conversation begins. If you Google “Information Security” you’ll find political, social, technological and ideological discussions opinions and solutions; but […]

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Is the Tree Fruit Industry Ripe for Disruption?

A recent article in the Good Fruit Grower by Geraldine Warner, Building for the Apple Boom explained the Apple boom and the exciting news of the expanding industry in Washington. It highlighted the investment in new packing lines, storage facilities and even the planting of trees. It is an exciting time to be part of […]

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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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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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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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You are in the Food Industry

In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration is responsible for making food traceability laws as it is estimated that 3,000 people die every year due to food borne diseases. Though this number does not seem high, and they seldom do till you are directly affected, it is still a relatively small number. The general […]

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