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
It seemed dead in February, but now the Mathison family is making a new attempt to get public lands
Landowners who lost homes and property last summer in Washington's largest wildfire have filed claims against the state alleging negligence.
An industry group has suggested best-management practices to protect bees from pesticides during the almond blossom. Bee experts are lauding the effort, which follows a massive bee die-off at the end of the bloom earlier this year.
Genetically modified Canadian apples may soon be approved by the USDA and Food and Drug Administration for production and sales in the U.S. Overseas promoters of Washington apples say that will make their jobs more difficult.
The Washington apple industry wants to sell more apples overseas because it's harvesting its largest crop on record. But it's been kicked out of China and Russia and now problems are brewing in Mexico, its No. 1 export market.
A three-year pilot program of allowing Mexican trucks to deliver goods in the United States has expired and the Department of Transportation has not said what's next.
Washington State University has chosen the first growers to grow Washington's new Cosmic Crisp apple but they won't be planted until 2017.
Helped by Turkey's misfortune, the boom continues in Oregon's hazelnut orchards.
Washington's huge apple crop is getting even larger. The key to a good year-long season is keeping shipments moving even at somewhat lower prices, sources say.
U.S. apple consumption has been flat for year, but there's some indication that may improve. That would be good as the industry deals with a huge crop and loss of some overseas markets.
The productivity of apple workers is up because older orchards have been replaced with denser ones using trellis systems. Shorter ladders can be used, and some growers are using platforms to help workers pick more, said Jon DeVaney, president of the...