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Slovenia, Croatia clash over Teran red wine name
The head of a Slovenian group to protect Teran said Croatia used out-of-date documents to outline its case.

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Forecast models expand to honeybees, tree fruit size
Forecast models expand to honeybees, tree fruit size
New prediction models of a Decision Aid System for Washington tree fruit growers will be tested this year for fruit size, honeybee foraging and blossom timing.
Mexico taking more of plentiful Red Delicious crop
Mexico taking more of plentiful Red Delicious crop
Washington apple exports to Mexico, China and India are up compared to last year but could be better if the dollar was weaker and fruit was smaller.
Prune producers urged to thin trees for fruit size
Prune producers urged to thin trees for fruit size
Having larger fruit is important in positioning California prunes against foreign competitors.
Stemilt builds advanced fruit shipping, storage center
Stemilt builds advanced fruit shipping, storage center
A large Washington tree fruit company is building what is probably the largest and most advanced automated packed fruit storage and shipping facility in the state.
Vintners court Mexican buyers as U.S. wine export values soar
Vintners court Mexican buyers as U.S. wine export values soar
As the value of U.S. wine exports reached a record $1.62 billion in 2016, wine industry representatives are working to keep markets open in the wake of global uncertainty over U.S. trade policy.
Washington orchardists take pay muddle to lawmakers
Washington orchardists take pay muddle to lawmakers
Farmers seek legislative shelter from class-action lawsuits over back pay claims
Wine packaging competition getting keener
Wine packaging competition getting keener
One of the largest wine packing suppliers in North America says global competition continues to impact the business. There are 30 to 40 wine bottle suppliers west of the Rockies.
Apple Commission gets new members
Two apple growers won elections and have been appointed to the Washington Apple Commission by the director of the state Department of Agriculture.
Beekeeper develops ‘smart bee’ winter storage system
Beekeeper develops ‘smart bee’ winter storage system
Initial results of the “smart bee storage” facility show winter death loss at 6 to 7 percent.
Red Delicious prices dropping with two-thirds still unsold
Red Delicious prices dropping with two-thirds still unsold
It’s not the worst but not the best year in Washington apple prices as a large crop in the state and nationally and an abundance of Red Delicious and Gala hold prices down.

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