State finalizes rules to kill maggots before shipping compost

By |July 8th, 2016|

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Washington state regulators have finalized special permit requirements for composters seeking to transport feed stocks outside the apple maggot quarantine

Crop forecasts: this year, more apples and tart cherries

By |July 8th, 2016|

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Three recent fruit crop forecasts predict larger apple and tart cherry crops and a smaller one for sweet cherries for

Senate passes GMO labelling bill; next it goes to the House

By |July 8th, 2016|

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A bill that would establish a nationwide requirement for labelling of genetically-modified ingredients in food has passed the U.S. Senate.

Newhouse named chair of national wine grape association

By |July 7th, 2016|

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Todd Newhouse of Outlook, Washington, has been elected chairman of the Winegrape Growers of America.

The other officers elected in June

Reinventing the string thinner (Video)

By |July 7th, 2016|

California cling peach grower modifies Darwin for nonplanar orchards.

Pear emojis may be the next thing to spur fruit sales

By |July 6th, 2016|

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Sometimes a smiley face just doesn’t convey your emotions. Maybe you feel a little … pear instead.

Pear Bureau Northwest hopes

James Claar Whitelatch, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

By |July 6th, 2016|

James manages the wine grape crops on the family’s estate in the White Bluffs region of central Washington. He works alongside his brother John, and parents, Bob and Crista Whitelatch.

Wine grape revelations

By |July 5th, 2016|

Survey finds research program matches growers’ needs, but more education efforts may be necessary.

Five other grapes grown to resist the cold

By |June 28th, 2016|

These varieties were developed to withstand Minnesota’s winters.

Check up on farm labor rules

By |June 28th, 2016|

After recent court ruling, more growers will need farm labor contractor licenses even for workers they don’t directly hire.

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