Cold, blustery and wet weather in California could interfere with bee activity during the almond blossom, industry officials warn.
It's not a huge problem, but Central Washington orchards, particularly in the north and higher eleva
Washington Growers League, in Yakima, is looking at greater grower financing for farmworker housing,
Wine grape production in Idaho was down by almost 50 percent in 2015 but vintners say grape quality
The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has dropped all of its sexual harassment claims and court appeals against a large Washington apple grower in exchange for the company paying claimants.
Prune prices to growers will likely drop slightly this year because of global competition, the leader of a California cooperative says.
Beekeepers across the country had another rough winter in terms of honey bee losses, tightening supplies and pushing up growers' pollination costs as the almond blossom in California is about to begin.
A top official at Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries offered farmers advice on calculating sick leave wages for piece-rate workers.
Almost three months in her new job, WSU Extension tree fruit specialist Tianna Dupont met many growers at annual meetings.
New genes that confer Eastern Filbert Blight resistance are being incorporated into hazelnut trees.
Tree fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation have to comply with new, federal requirements for testing cleanliness of irrigation water in the next few years.
Jeff Newton of Amity, Ore., has been named the 2015 Nut Grower of the Year.
Farmers are reluctant to remove old hazelnut orchards even as they plant new ones, leading to acreage growth in Oregon.
Washington State University berry breeder Pat Moore has developed several commerical raspberry cultivars and has been nationally recognized.