WENATCHEE, Wash. — Stemilt Growers here has decided to convert 100% of its stone fruit trees to organic farming practices, according to published reports and, in the meantime, has created a new label that highlights the fruits’ transitional status. The new label, Artisan Naturals, was created to sell its naturally farmed fruit at a higher price during the transition to becoming certified organic. To be certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, growers must raise their crop ...

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