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Report: A brief look at the Washington apple industry: past and present
This paper summarizes the history of the apple industry in Washington state from the 19th century to the early 21st with consideration of findings by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Proceedings: Organic tree fruit production, promise, and pitfalls
Organic food sales in the U.S. and other countries continue to grow at an estimated 20 to 25% per year. This has occurred for the past 10 years and shows no sign of abating (Fig. 1). The Organic Trade Association estimates ...
Presentation: Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit, Washington State 2012
The following set of slides presents the current data on organic tree fruit area and production for Washington State, with some associated global and national data. Data come from various sources including certifiers [e.g., ...
Report: Certified Organic Acreage and Sales in Washington State, 2012
The WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources has compiled state organic crop acreage statistics since 2004, providing annual updates containing current, detailed information for use in farm and business ...
Proceedings: Has the Organic Bubble Burst? Current Trends in Organic Tree Fruit Production
Is there a bubble for organic fruit? Probably not. Global production of all organic horticultural crops has expanded dramatically over the past several years, increasing 56% from 2005 to 2008, compared to a 10% increase ...