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Cosmic Crisp to get $10 million marketing push
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Cosmic Crisp to get $10 million marketing push
Specifics aren’t being revealed, but Washington State University and the firm it hired to help manage commercialization of its new’s Cosmic Crisp apple say they will spend $10 million in early promotions.

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Fees proposed for Washington farmers who hire foreign workers
Fees proposed for Washington farmers who hire foreign workers
Washington Employment Security Department proposes fee, enforcing H-2A rules
Apple crop estimate takes big drop
Apple crop estimate takes big drop
Washington’s apple crop looks like it’s 10.8 percent smaller than estimated two months ago. Fruit set was lighter than first thought due to cool weather during bloom and pollination. The smaller crop should give growers, packers and...
Study shows fungicides effectively limit hazelnut disease
Study shows fungicides effectively limit hazelnut disease
Without fungicides, mature hazelnut orchards in Oregon may have perished due to Eastern Filbert Blight years ago, according to a study published by Oregon State University.
Texas pecan growers monitor tariffs, markets during harvest
Texas pecan growers are about to find out what the front line of an international trade war is like
Napa Valley winery rejects 2,000 tons of S. Oregon wine grapes
Napa Valley winery rejects 2,000 tons of S. Oregon wine grapes
Copper Cane Wines & Provisions, of California, has canceled contracts to buy at least 2,000 tons of wine grapes from Southern Oregon growers due to smoke taint from this year’s wildfires.
Idaho vineyard harvest: Wine grapes back on track after poor 2017
Idaho vineyard harvest: Wine grapes back on track after poor 2017
Idaho vineyards mostly recovered this year after a heavy, long-lasting winter wreaked havoc on the 2017 crop.
Hazelnut growers accept three-tiered initial prices
Hazelnut growers accept three-tiered initial prices
The agreed upon prices are well below last year’s initial level of 96.5 cents per pound.
WSU, Australia partner on ag robotics
Washington State University and Australia’s University of Technology Sydney have formed a new Joint Center for Agricultural Robotics.
Pacific Northwest tree fruit industry likes USMCA
Pacific Northwest tree fruit industry likes USMCA
The new USMCA is good for Pacific Northwest tree fruit in that it maintains duty free access and clarifies valid use of sanitary and phytosanitary restrictions, an industy leader says.
New hop farm touts German kiln, cooling
New hop farm touts German kiln, cooling
The newest hop farm in the Yakima region of Washington is proud of a German system, efficient in heating, cooling and conditioning for quality hops.

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