Despite the drought and a reduction of acreage, California strawberry production is up from last year as the industry is entering its peak season.
Idaho hop growers are expected to produce about 400 additional acres in 2014, the result of increase
Agriculture experts say the colder weather this winter meant that apple blooms were not as far along as they were two years ago, when an April cold snap devastated the crop.
Navel orange growers in California may finish with a larger crop than they had expected after the De
The USDA's Farm Service Agency is offering financial assistance to orchardists and nursery operators who have suffered disaster-related losses since October 2011.
A University of California-Davis expert urges bee producers to remove their hives from almond orchards earlier to avoid die-offs like one that occurred at the end of this year's almond blossom.
A wine grape crushing facility is being planned for George, Wash., which will boost city revenues and may spark development of an industrial park.
One of Central Washington's fruit tree nurseries is closing its doors after more than half a century in business.
The university has launched the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives. The organizers behind it have the ambition of building the archives as a destination repository for researchers in hops and brewing.
Warm temperatures, particularly at night, are hastening blossom of Central Washington fruit trees and allowing more time for frost damage.
Prices and demand for organic apples are so good that Washington shippers will run out of them sooner this season. Marketers say it's fueled by a growing organic lifestyle and retailers willing to trim profit margins.
It's the time of year tree fruit orchards are being replanted and expanded. The big AGCO TerraGator is being used in micromanagement of fertilizer applications in replanting, a task it once only did for row crops.