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$113,000 grant could help Idaho apple growers
A $113,000 specialty crop grant awarded through the Idaho State Department of Agriculture will help University of Idaho researchers continue an orchard trial designed to help apple growers improve their bottom line.

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Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields
Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields
The harvest of plums for prunes is under way in California. Growers anticipate a larger crop than last year, but a prolonged blossom this spring has apparently led to varied yields.
Large U.S. apple crop poses marketing challenges
Large U.S. apple crop poses marketing challenges
Big apple crops in the United States and Europe will be challenged by Russia's boycott. Washington growers hope weather stays good for maximum quality.
First Idaho vineyard LIVE certified
First Idaho vineyard LIVE certified
The first vineyard in Idaho to be Low Input Viticulture and Enology certified could lead to more vineyards and wineries in the state seeking the industry standard that verifies they are using good stewardship practices.
Earthquake shakes Napa Valley wineries
Earthquake shakes Napa Valley wineries
The quake struck about six miles south of Napa and lasted 10 to 20 seconds depending on proximity to the epicenter, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Spring worries yield to solid raspberry crop
Washington's red raspberry growers enjoyed high yields and high prices this year.
H-2A visa program working again
The Washington Farm Labor Association says it is able to get H-2A guestworker visas again to help Washington's apple and pear harvests after weeks of problems in getting visas from the U.S. State Department.
Drought, heat take toll on almond sizes, weights
Drought, heat take toll on almond sizes, weights
The harvest of early almond varieties is under way in California, and growers say the sizes and weights of some nuts are down. Drought, heat and disease pressure are seen as contributing to the troubles.
Freeze in Turkey complicates hazelnut trade
Oregon hazelnut growers could benefit from a freeze that damaged Turkey's crop, but international markets carry additional complications.
Foreign workers on way to Washington apple harvest
Visas through the federal H-2A guest worker program have been delayed by State Department computer problems.