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Washington apple exports to China to resume soon
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:49:17 -0700

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:01:03 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic file Golden Delicious apples are harvested in a Valicoff Fruit Company orchard near Wapato in September 2013. On Wednesday, industry officials announced the exporting of Golden and Red Delicious apples to China will resume this year. YAKIMA, Wash. — Just in time to help absorb a record ...

Wapato man killed in U.S. 97 crash
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:34:02 -0700

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:53:46 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic WAPATO, Wash. — A 35-year-old Wapato man was killed Thursday when he was struck by a pickup on U.S. Highway 97 just south of Wapato, the Washington State Patrol reported. Rene Perez Morales died at the scene about 9 p.m., according to a patrol news relea...

Wapato man killed on U.S. Highway 97
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:48:49 -0700

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:40:29 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic WAPATO, Wash. — A 35-year-old was Wapato man was killed Thursday when he was struck by a pickup on U.S. Highway 97 just south of Wapato, the Washington State Patrol reported. Rene Perez Morales died at the scene about 9 p.m., according to a patrol news ...

Pedestrian killed on U.S. 97 near Wapato
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:19:47 -0700

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:08 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic WAPATO, Wash. — A male pedestrian was killed Thursday when he was struck by a pickup on U.S. Highway 97 just south of Wapato, the Washington State Patrol reported. The pedestrian died at the scene about 9 p.m., according to a patrol news release. No other...

Pedestrian killed near South Wapato Road
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:11:46 -0700

Washington State Patrol reports a 35-year-old Wapato man was struck and killed by a truck on U.S. 97 near South Wapato Road.

China to resume Washington apple imports
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:04:18 -0700

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:53:06 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic file Golden Delicious apples are harvested in a Valicoff Fruit Company orchard near Wapato in September 2013. On Wednesday, industry officials announced the exporting of Golden and Red Delicious apples to China will resume this year. YAKIMA, Wash. — Washington apples will once again ship to ...

Apple growers bring overseas promoters to Valley to help them pitch record crop
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:19:23 -0700

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:08:59 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic Alfonso Martin helps pack apples for export at Valicoff Fruit in Wapato on Monday. The Washington Apple Commission wants to export a record 60 million boxes of apples this year. Stores in Taiwan typically run out of large Fujis during the Chinese New Year. Malaysia’s diverse population shops ...

Employment Spotlight: Packing houses seek skilled labor
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:21:02 -0700

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:23:02 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic Workers pack apples at Valicoff Fruit in Wapato earlier this month. The number of packing jobs has remained relatively steady over the past 10 years even though new packing lines are being built and more and more apples are being packed each year. WAPATO, Wash. — All the growth in the apple ...

Schooling 5th graders on college: CWU adopts Western's program
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:15:13 -0700

Nearly 300 fifth-graders from the Wapato School District will visit Central Washington University later this month, a new mentoring program modeled after one created at Western Washington University that was featured in Education Lab last year.

Pace International is granted an EUP for FYSIUM™
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:34:52 -0700

WAPATO, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pace International LLC announced it has received an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) from the U.S. EPA for FYSIUM™, a new 1-MCP technology that will help apple packers in the United States improve the quality and value of their fruit. Pace will cooperate with packers in the states of Washington, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia and Maryland to treat apples during the ...