View and download the full crop estimate PORTLAND, Ore. (August 13, 2018) - On August 1, Northwest pear growers released their latest crop estimate for the 2018-19 season. Based on data reported from Washington's Wenatchee and Yakima districts and Oregon's Mid-Columbia and Medford districts, this year will be the fourth largest crop in history. While [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 12, 2018) – As part of the annual Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) meeting held in Portland, OR on May 31, industry members compiled the first official estimate of the 2018-19 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon. Pear growers and producers from Washington’s Wenatchee and Yakima districts and Oregon’s Mid-Columbia and Medford [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 5, 2018) - Pear Bureau Northwest is pleased to announce that Bryan Roberts has joined the organization as Regional Marketing Manager. Roberts will be taking over the Midwest region and replacing Ed Chambers, who will be retiring from the Pear Bureau after 34 years. Roberts brings a wide range of experience having [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. – May 10, 2018 – During the month of May, USA Pears is engaging consumers with the How Do You Anjou? Instagram contest. The contest is a way to raise awareness and excitement about the availability of Anjou pears during the spring and early summer. The promotion will emphasize the versatility of the Anjou pear, [...]
Contest to celebrate heart-healthy eating with the fruit bowl PORTLAND, Ore. - January 26, 2018 – Throughout February, USA Pears is celebrating American Heart Month with a variety of engaging promotions aimed at educating consumers that pears are a heart-healthy choice. The promotions will place an emphasis on the many nutritional benefits to be gained [...]
Portland, Ore. (October 23, 2017) - Pear Bureau Northwest is excited to present the award for 2017 Pear Retailer of the Year to Sprouts Farmers Markets Produce Warehouse. The award, which was presented on the show floor of the 2017 PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans on October 21st, is based upon an exemplary record of pear category improvements [...]
Breaking Down Fiber: A National Survey of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Gives Insight into The Nation’s Understanding of Fiberpears-admin
PORTLAND, Ore. – October 17, 2017 – Fiber is considered an under-consumed nutrient and nutrient of public health concern according to the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans1. While the nation’s need for increased fiber intake is well established, education is needed in order for people to better understand fiber and fiber needs. For an inside look [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. - October 10, 2017 - Pear Bureau Northwest is pleased to announce that Neil Ferguson has joined the company as Communications Specialist. Ferguson brings a wide range of experience in communications, social media management, content strategy and journalism to the Pear Bureau Northwest team. Most recently, he handled an array of editorial and marketing responsibilities as [...]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the results of an Oregon and Washington pear producer referendum to continue Federal Marketing Order 927, showing that 97% of fresh pear growers favored a continuation of the marketing order.
To celebrate the 12th anniversary of U.S. Department of Agriculture officially declaring December as National Pear Month, USA Pears will hit the road December 3 and provide samples of this juicy, delicious fruit to consumers across the world.