Good Fruit Grower

February 15

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36 FEBRUARY 15, 2015 GOOD FRUIT GROWER W hen Greg Heller bought an apple harvesting-assist machine two years ago, the orchardist from W a p w a l l o p e n , P e n n s y l v a n i a , became one of the first in the United States to own a Pluk-O-Trak. While he was quite innovative in doing that in the United States, he found he'd bought a machine already in wide use around the world. The machine is manufactured in the Netherlands by Machinefabriek J.M. van den Munckhof (Munckhof Machinery). Between 4,000 and 5,000 of them have been sold around the world, according to Vincent Sanders, a company representative who manned the Munckhof MACHINE makes inroads The harvest machine is widely used around the world but has only recently been sold in the United States. by Richard Lehnert Apples of Italy A 2015 Special Series with Richard Lehnert Reducing Losses on Wine Grape Sales: Tools for Success for Growers and Wineries A workshop focused on how wine grape growers and wineries can work together to defi ne and document terms of sales and perfect fi rst priority statutory liens: defi ning and documenting terms, protecting price, assuring delivery, using liens, fi ling UCC fi nancial statements, what they are and how they ensure a healthy and long term relationship between buyer and seller. Topics will include: • Knowing your buyer • Available resources • Addressing your banker's concerns • How do liens work and why would I use them • Using UCC and why is it important • What a good contract looks like • Considering a grower's license • Using PACA VALUABLE WORKSHOP For Wine Grape Growers and Wineries Presented by the Washington Wine Industry Foundation in par tnership with the USDA Risk Management Agency WEDNESDAY - MARCH 18 WALLA WALLA - Port of Walla Walla, 310 A Street 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PASCO - Red Lion Hotel, 2525 North 20th Avenue 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. THURSDAY - MARCH 19 PROSSER - Walter Clore Center, 2140 Wine Country Rd. 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. YAKIMA - Yakima Convention Center, 10 North 8th St. 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. To Register . . . Call the Washington Wine Industry Foundation (509) 782-1108 Cost of attendance is $30.00.

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