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Apples to flow between U.S., China
Apples to flow between U.S., China
It likely will take time to reach any volume, but greater trade of apples between the U.S. and China is being allowed after years of efforts.

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WSU Extension hires new tree fruit specialist
WSU Extension hires new tree fruit specialist
A Penn State Extension educator will take the WSU Extension tree fruit specialist job in Wenatchee, Nov. 1.
Apple growers on fire blight watch
Apple growers on fire blight watch
Washington state may escape its fire blight danger zone relatively unscathed, but growers in New York are on the bubble, a tree fruit specialist says.
Food safety top apple industry concern, leader says
Food safety top apple industry concern, leader says
The president of the U.S. Apple Association says food safety has become the top concern in the Washington apple industry following a listeria outbreak in California apples that caused three deaths last winter.
Scientists prefer screw tops over corks for fine wine
Screw caps have moved from the cheapest wines to higher-priced offerings, as winemakers seek to avoid a problem called cork taint.
Oregon industry wants in on Obama’s trade agreement
President Obama gave a shout-out to the Dayton-based Sokol Blosser winery in his speech Friday — spelling out how the trade deal would cut tariffs in Japan and increase sales.
Export, import picture helping apple sales
Export, import picture helping apple sales
More exports and less imports are helping Washington apple shippers as they are pressed for time to sell the rest of the 2014 crop.
Researchers study biological controls for stinkbugs, other pests
Researchers study biological controls for stinkbugs, other pests
Researchers are working on targeted biological controls for pests attacking some of the state's most valuable crops.