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June 28, 2016

Reported by The Produce News, covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

At the peak of cherry production last season, CMI navigated a drone through the new McDougall & Sons Baker Flats facility, capturing close up action of the organized chaos that is cherry packing. CMI released the new video this week and the flyover offers an incredible view of cherries that only an aerial drone camera can capture.

State-of-the-art cherry packing is spectacular to see, said Steve Lutz, vice president of marketing for CMI. “It’s such a fast and furious process and we knew customers and consumers would enjoy seeing this unique behind the scenes footage,” he said in a press release. “We pushed the drone to get as close to the action as possible showing our magnificent cherry packing operation, from giant waterslides to gleaming stainless machinery and state-of-the-art technology.

”The capabilities of the new McDougall cherry facility are significant. The new plant processes 15 tons of cher...

June 21, 2016

An interesting look at organic and conventionally grown agriculture by Washington Post Columnist, Tamar Haspel, that focuses on the environmental impacts and safety and nutrition of produce.

But more important than direct (complex) comparisons, Haspel asserts that the negative organic-vs.-conventional polarization harms public debate and prevents progress. Her research shows that nearly everyone--from growers to academic researchers and regulatory agencies--supports improving farming practices. She concludes that of the many ways to feed the growing population, 'organic and conventional, large-scale and small, urban and rural'...'we need all of them'.

Chamberlin Agriculture agrees, and is proud to work with first-class growers throughout the northwest who are committed to innovation, integrated crop management and responsible agriculture.

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