Fresh apples are the state’s top crop, and packers typically export about 30 percent of their harvest. About half those exports are shipped by sea.
In an early agreement, Pacific Northwest pear canners have agreed to pay growers subtantially more i
Washington cider producers want to break away from winemakers to conduct their own marketing campaig
Oregon's wine industry appears to be in good shape for continued growth, experts say.
Immigration policy reforms cannot overcome broader economic forces that are reducing farm labor supplies, an expert says.
The contractor was cited for several violations, including not paying employees at least biweekly or semimonthly; not providing wage statements to workers; and not disclosing employment conditions to workers.
With the almond blossom in California nearly complete, there have as yet been no reports of widespread bee die-offs, an expert says.
Washington State University researchers have been given new grants to look at qualities of cider apples and effects of biodegradable mulches on fruit in separate studies.
Trade groups talk privately about changing law to prevent future port slow downs but don't appear to be getting any effort started.
A lawsuit over whether piece rate includes compensation for resk breaks could forever change its use and could cost growers $100 million or more for back wages if they lose, labor attorneys say.
With the new “SmartTrap,” about 99 percent of the insects collected are psyllids, which are no bigger than a pin. They can also be analyzed, allowing scientists to learn more about them and the disease they spread in orange groves.
Washington State University expects to have a grand opening for its new Wine Science Center in Richland in June. It's billed as one of the top wine research and educational facilities in the world.
University of California-Davis researchers have mapped the genome of the pathogen that causes grape powdery mildew, one of the most destructive ailments to affect wine grapes. Their work could help growers become more efficient in applying treatments and...
The USDA has deregulated two genetically modified apples, saying they are unlikely to pose any risk, but the Canadian company developing them may have a hard time finding growers.