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USApple 2017 forecast: big drop in Midwest, slight drop in West, slight increase in East

By |August 25th, 2017|

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Apple growers expect to produce upwards of 248.2 million bushels for the 2017-18 crop year, which is in line with

NAFTA is the talk of USApple Outlook conference

By |August 24th, 2017|

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The three parties to the North American Free Trade Agreement — the United States, Canada and Mexico — have entered

Big cherry crop came with surprises

By |August 10th, 2017|

Northwest cherry growers produced a record crop this season, but they’ll be looking for ways in the offseason to improve fruit size and quality next year following complaints that some of the fruit didn’t meet the industry’s usual high standards.

Orchard mechanization gains momentum

By |August 8th, 2017|

Growers increasingly find ways to adopt new technologies across all four seasons.

The ag advocates

By |August 8th, 2017|

Hort Council presses on amid leadership change.

Thwarting a cherry killer

By |July 17th, 2017|

Early research suggests acclimating trees and sending them into early dormancy may help prevent bacterial canker infections.

Should Cosmic Crisp have a “utility” grade?

By |June 21st, 2017|

Questions remain about color standards for new Washington State University variety.

Apple industry readies itself for the big thing called Cosmic Crisp

By |June 21st, 2017|

Planting surge of highly hyped Cosmic Crisp is likely to test growers, packers, marketers — and consumers.

Northwest wine grape industry to streamline clean plant regulations

By |June 7th, 2017|

Coming clean at the Clean Plant Center Northwest

Northwest pear growers predict smaller crop

By |June 1st, 2017|

Northwest pear growers are estimating a fresh crop of about 17.6 million boxes for the 2017 season, down 2 percent from last year and down 10 percent from the five-year average.

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