With Idaho's wine grape harvest winding down, vintners say total production this year will be well above normal. Growers in both North and South Idaho are reporting huge crop loads.
China has reopened its doors to Pacific Northwest Red and Golden Delicious apples just in time to he
The Pacific Northwest pear crop is larger than expected and off to a good start in sales and prices.
The temporary board of the new Washington State Tree Fruit Association has nominated a slate of cand
Flush from record apple crops and strong markets, packing firms have invested in new lines that feature robotics and computer imaging, allowing them to pack more fruit with the same number of people.
The top markets for Washington wines include Japan, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. China and South Korea also are emerging markets.
The Washington Red Raspberry Commission reports a record crop this year.
With a huge Washington apple crop, producers of wood and plastic apple bins say they are making more but decline to reveal production levels. KapStone, the region's main cardboard box manufacturer, had no comment.
California olive oil producers are hoping to match last year's mark of 3.5 million gallons after adverse weather affected crop development. Production had been increasing dramatically in recent years.
One of the nation's largest tree fruit companies, Stemilt Growers Inc., has hooked up with the University of Minnesota for rights to grow and manage a new apple variety it's sure will be a winner.
Washington and Oregon cranberry growers enjoy a good harvest, but Wisconsin farmers will dictate market conditions.
The U.S. Department of Labor wants to expand litigation against Oregon blueberry farmers accused of "hot goods" labor law violations.
With Idaho's apple harvest winding down, orchardists are reporting a bumper crop this year.
Washington apple harvest enters the home stretch with more selective picking than normal because of a huge crop. Harvest started Aug. 1 and will finish about Nov. 15.