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Oregon blueberry breeder expands internationally
Oregon blueberry breeder expands internationally
Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, an Oregon blueberry breeding company, is continuing its international expansion with the acquisition of Driesvenplant in the Netherlands.
Union, former H-2A workers sue Larson Orchards
Union, former H-2A workers sue Larson Orchards
A labor union is suing a fruit company, the WAFLA farm labor association and a recruiter alleging they blacklisted H-2A guestworkers, who went on strike last year, from being rehired at the same company this year.
Idaho tax commission weighs hops equipment exemption
Idaho tax commission weighs hops equipment exemption
Definition of “production” to get further review.
Hazelnut growers find common ground with Chinese diplomat
Hazelnut growers find common ground with Chinese diplomat
Oregon hazelnut growers hope a recent meeting with a top Chinese diplomat will create goodwill in trade negotiations.
Apple sales still behind targets
Apple sales still behind targets
Washington apple shippers remain 12 percent behind sales targets. Low prices of Red Delicious and Gala creep up, Granny Smith tumbles in very tough year for small growers.
Apple, pear growers fight fire blight outbreak
Apple, pear growers fight fire blight outbreak
It’s the worst spring in recent memory in Central Washington for fire blight withering apple and pear trees. Growers are cutting limbs and whole trees to keep the disease from spreading. Crop loss could be offset by new plantings coming into...
Western Innovator: Heirloom apples provide niche
Western Innovator: Heirloom apples provide niche
A family with deep orchard roots sees propagating and selling heirloom apple trees and fruit as a road for the future.
Mexican tariffs hit U.S. apple exports
Mexican tariffs hit U.S. apple exports
Mexico’s new tariff in retaliation for U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs jeopardizes Washington apple exports.
OSU Extension’s new tree fruit specialist from Brazil
OSU Extension’s new tree fruit specialist from Brazil
Mateus Pasa was hired in April by Oregon State University Extension Service as a tree fruit specialist at the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
PNW pear growers look to ‘good, full crop’
PNW pear growers look to ‘good, full crop’
After several years of lighter crops, Pacific Northwest pear growers are forecasting an average crop this season. The question is whether weather and other elements intervene to scramble that picture.

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