Celebrate World Pear Day on December 2

November 28, 2023 Pear Bureau Northwest

Pear Bureau Northwest is announcing the 2023 celebration of its annual World Pear Day on December 2. Kicking off the 19th annual National Pear Month, this year’s World Pear Day offers consumers around the world the opportunity to celebrate with pears through live chef demos of new pear recipes.

USDA Proposes an Amendment to the Oregon and Washington Pears Marketing Order

October 23, 2023 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a proposed rule to amend the federal marketing order for pears grown in Oregon and Washington. The amendment would reduce the percent of votes needed to approve changes to the handling regulations from 80 percent to 75 percent. The Fresh Pear Committee recommended the changes.

World Apple and Pear Association: Northern Hemisphere Apple and Pear Crop Forecast Reviewed

With the first part of this year’s harvesting on its way, the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) has started revising its annual Apple and Pear Crop Forecast based on the latest insights from its members on the season.

Northwest Fresh Pear Industry Announces 2023 Crop Estimate and Promotions

September 8, 2023 Pear Bureau Northwest

With harvest underway throughout the four growing regions, Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) announces the first estimate of the 2023-24 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon. The industry’s fresh pear estimate is 15.2 million standard box equivalents, which is on par with the four-year average.

Idyllic Washington Weather Sets the Stage For a Phenomenal CMI Orchards Apple Season

August 10, 2023 CMI Orchards

CMI Orchards gears up for the new crop with the largest selection of branded, core, and organic apples and pears all in one place. Despite a late bloom, CMI’s Robb Myers, Vice President of Business Development, reports that it was an excellent one.