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Temperature swings throw ‘curveball’ at SW Oregon tree fruit
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Temperature swings throw ‘curveball’ at SW Oregon tree fruit
January’s temperatures were slightly warmer than normal and early February featured eight days of spring-like weather that was followed by a hard freeze.

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Washington apple prices stabilize
Washington apple prices stabilize
Wholesale Washington apple prices stabilized in March but whether or not that continues through April is questionable. A large crop, Amazon getting into food and Chinese tarffs dampen prices.
Deal brings Phytelligence fruit technology to India
Deal brings Phytelligence fruit technology to India
The Seattle agricultural biotechnology company Phytelligence will supply India with modern rootstocks and tree fruit, grape, nut and berry varieties.
Stemilt to pay $95,000 in sexual harassment settlement
Stemilt to pay $95,000 in sexual harassment settlement
One of Washington’s largest tree fruit companies, Stemilt Growers, has agreed to pay a Latina tractor driver $95,000 to end a sexual harassment lawsuit.
USDA orders volume controls on cranberries
USDA orders volume controls on cranberries
USDA orders cranberries diverted from market to raise prices.
Oregon producers waiting to see the effect of China tariffs
Oregon hazelnut producers say they are already have a workaround for China tariffs.
‘Like Licking An Ashtray’: Wildfires Lead To Smoky Wines In Oregon
The results of last summer’s wildfires aren’t likely to produce a finished wine with much mass appeal.
Washington state apple, cherry industries wary of trade war
Cherry and apple growers in Washington state are worried their exports to China will be hurt by a trade war that escalated on Monday when that country raised import duties on a $3 billion list of products
Wine-related firms look to uncork opportunities in marijuana
A growing number of companies that service the wine industry are now pursuing opportunities in the cannabis sector, hoping to generate new revenue streams

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