Washington State Legislature aims to promote apples via plates

2020-01-06T10:50:26-05:00January 6, 2020|Grower, Grower West|

The proposed license plate, which would feature the Washington apple logo, would benefit the industry and a scholarship fund.
Image courtesy of Sen. Brad Hawkins

by Courtney Llewellyn

On Dec. 3, Sen. Brad Hawkins (R-12th District) made a move to further support one of Washington State’s most important industries – its apple industry – by pre-filing SB6032: “Creating a Washington apples special license plate.” (more…)

Growing in deep winter greenhouses

2020-01-06T10:44:14-05:00January 6, 2020|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

by Tamara Scully

Right about now, the demand for local food in states with cold winters typically leaves consumers searching for farms selling their own winter storage crops, those with greenhouse or high tunnel production – or the supermarket for greens from intensive indoor agricultural operations, where the controlled environment doesn’t include soil or sunlight. (more…)