The Pear Bureau is working to speed up and improve their communications to their grower base. They currently only have email addresses for about 40% of the 820 pear growers in Washington and Oregon. The Pear Bureau is reaching out to update their list, specifically adding emails to facilitate and speed communications on important topics. Sending the quarterly newsletter by email, for example, can also help cut down on mailing costs. If you are a Washington or Oregon Pear grower to receive communications via email please send your email address and other contact information to the Pear Bureau Office Manager, Jessica Livesay at JLivesay@usapears.com.