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Bob Bailey crowned Pacific Northwest Cherry King
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Bob Bailey crowned Pacific Northwest Cherry King
A man who became the largest cherry grower in Oregon, Bob Bailey, is Pacific Northwest Cherry King for 2017.

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Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Harvest assist platforms where apple pickers still pick into bags work better for fast apple pickers than conveyor systems, a WSU tree fruit expert says.
Oregon’s hazelnut boom gains momentum
Oregon’s hazelnut boom gains momentum
Enthusiasm for hazelnuts is high due to healthy prices and the availability of new cultivars resistant to eastern filbert blight.
Pollen spray could replace honeybees
Pollen spray could replace honeybees
A Washington State University cherry researcher talks about spray pollination, withholding water from cherry trees before harvest and hand and mechanical pruning.
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
A longer stretch of cold temperatures may hold Spotted Wing Drosophila in check on Central Washington cherries this year and may hinder Little Cherry Disease.
Events raise hopes for cherry exports to China
Events raise hopes for cherry exports to China
The head of Northwest Cherry Growers says he’s been worried about exports to China because of President-elect Donald Trump’s stance toward China. He’s more hopeful after Trump met with a top Chinese businessman.
Blueberry farmers face price stress, expert says
Blueberry farmers face price stress, expert says
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Oregon’s largest orchard sells to Washington fruit grower
Members of the Foreman family, of Wenatchee, Wash., have bought Earl Brown & Sons in Milton-Freewater.
Apple prices could be near bottom
Apple prices could be near bottom
With national holdings of Red Delicious and Gala up over a year ago, there may still be downward pressure on Washington apple prices. USDA tracking shows prices the same as a month ago.
Michigan may best N.Y. as second-biggest apple producer
Michigan may best N.Y. as second-biggest apple producer
Michigan may have beaten New York this season in apple production, but it might be just temporary. Both states are upping their game in competition with Washington.
First GMO apple slices to go on sale in Midwest
First GMO apple slices to go on sale in Midwest
A small amount of genetically modified sliced apples will become the first sold in the U.S. in February and March. The Summerland, B.C., producer hopes to compete nationally in the fresh-sliced business.

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