Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

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  • Grape growers recognize industry leaders

Grape growers recognize industry leaders

  • February 14th, 2014
The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers recognized Rick Hamman for his viticultural skills and presented him with its Erick Hanson Memorial Grower of the Year Award. Hamman has assisted Washington grape growers since 1999 when he left Colorado State University as extension viticulturist to join Hogue Cellars in Prosser.
  • Application process open for specialty crop block grants

Application process open for specialty crop block grants

  • January 31st, 2014

The application period is open for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2014 Specialty Crop Grant program.

The USDA and Washington State Department of Agriculture expects to award at least $3 million in grant awards to improve the competitiveness of the state’s specialty crops.

The program has two phases, beginning with the [...]