Researchers say they have developed all new types of fruit now grown in Idaho, including varieties of peaches, nectarines, apples, plums and grapes.
Oregon's wine harvest gets off to an early start, and, as usual, vineyard operators and wine makers
Oregon produces nearly all of U.S. hazelnuts, and growers continue to add acreage as demand from Chi
A state grant will help with this year's drought and expansion of Kyle Mathison cherry orchards in Stemilt Basin.
Washington wholesale apple prices should rise this season due to a smaller U.S. crop, but they still may take time to rebuild.
"Basically, they had me over a barrel,” a Mesa, Wash., grower said after DOL stopped his apples from being packed.
The U.S. Department of Labor has fined a Washington state apple grower after allegedly finding children working in the orchard.
The state of Washington and Chelan County likely will sign an agreement soon keeping a seasonal, migrant farmworker camp open in the Wenatchee area.
Jim McFerson will continue as manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission while becoming director of the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.
Peaches, apricots, nectarines and other soft fruits are much bigger crops in California than in Washington. Crops are earlier and lighter this year in both states.
The tree at Syracuse University, and others like it, really does bear 40 or more varieties of stone fruit, thanks to carefully planned grafts.
A Southern Oregon grower's cranberry harvest may be the earliest in North America this year, according to Ocean Spray.
Hop acres and total production will be up significantly in Idaho this year.
Wildfires that quickly grew out of control around Chelan, Wash., on Aug. 14 destroyed a major apple packing plant, homes and businesses.