The Northwest cherry industry has set a new record of 536,000 boxes per day of cherries shipped in the first 20 days of July and may pass 25 million boxes for the season. Prices and grower returns are low.
Research shows no difference in wine grape quality in vineyards pruned and thinned mechanically vers
Tree fruit growers in Okanogan County, Wash., are unnerved by U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division inspections.
As the nation continues to wrestle with critical healthcare decisions, Oregon’s wine industry
Horning takes over as the hazelnut industry continues rapid growth in Oregon and faces expansion challenges.
Farm labor is tight throughout the West. Growers are worried about having enough workers for fall harvests.
Greg Jones is an international figure among wine enthusiasts, and plans to expand the private college’s place in the industry.
Almond producers in California expect to produce a record 2.25 billion meat pounds this year, fueled by new plantings coming on line.
Washington Strawberry Commission may terminate
The 2017 Pacific Northwest fresh cherry crop likely will become the new record largest at somewhere around 24.5 million, 20-pound boxes. It’s pressuring prices downward.
State and federal officials are reporting an uptick in Mormon cricket activity.
Washington blackberry crop even worse than expected
A Washington pear grower has been pushing ahead of others into high-density plantings for years, with his own approach of tying tree tops together.