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Custom wine bottling plant conducts test runs
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Custom wine bottling plant conducts test runs
The largest custom wine bottling plant in Washington is testing ahead of its first commercial run with owners hopeful it will replace bulk wine sales.

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Oregon’s ‘rocking’ wine industry advised to avoid complacency
Oregon’s ‘rocking’ wine industry advised to avoid complacency
With their wine sales growth outperforming other regions, Oregon producers should avoid resting on their laurels, experts say.
Wine foundation raises $160,000
Wine foundation raises $160,000
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation raised more than $160,000 at a recent event to support programs, projects and scholarships.
Beekeeper calls pollinator protection bill an overreaction
Beekeeper calls pollinator protection bill an overreaction
An Oregon congressman has reintroduced a bill to ban certain pesticides to protect honeybees. One of Washington’s largest beekeepers says that’s an overreaction.
Washington apple crop size, prices dip
Washington apple crop size, prices dip
Washington wholesale apple prices slid in the past month and may slide more as the industry deals with its second largest crop that’s shrinking but is still large.
Minor hop states move to build acreage
Minor hop states move to build acreage
The Pacific Northwest overwhelmingly dominates U.S. hop production but minor states in the Midwest and East Coast are building their small acreages.
Crows crowd downtown Portland: Enter the hawk
Portland-based company uses hawks and other raptors to shoo away problem birds from wineries, dumps and business districts.
Washington wines still well positioned in market, broker says
Washington wines still well positioned in market, broker says
World wine consumption is flat, competition is keener but Washington remains well suited in the premium wine market, experts say at convention.
New report says demand for hops in US has peaked
The U.S. has hit a saturation point with production of 104 million pounds last year.
Post-harvest Fruit School set for March
Washington State University Extension and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission are holding a three-day school in March geared to post-harvest and quality control professionals in tree fruit and berries.

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