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Cider-makers forage for old wild apple flavor
Cider-makers forage for old wild apple flavor
Cider-makers are seeking are tannins and acidity in the wild apples which are no good to eat

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Farms, vineyards assessing damage from wine country fires
Farms, vineyards assessing damage from wine country fires
While many vineyards were spared by the fires that have devastated California’s wine country, some wineries and other farms are beginning to pick up the pieces after being flattened by flames.
Walnut growers step up harvests before expected rains
Walnut growers step up harvests before expected rains
As the walnut industry is expecting a slightly smaller crop this year, some growers have rushed to finish before unsettled weather was expected to arrive on Oct. 19.
Weather pushes wine grape harvest
Weather pushes wine grape harvest
Wine grape harvest is probably 80 to 90 percent done in Washington but vineyards still picking are busy trying to beat forecasts of rain and colder temperatures. Washington’s harvest appears relatively normal compared with Idaho seeing freeze...
Israeli company works on robotic apple picker
Israeli company works on robotic apple picker
Companies in Israel and California are the only two in the world actively working on developing robotic apple pickers as a solution to a shortage of human pickers.
Wine industry contributes $220 billion to economy, study finds
Wine industry contributes $220 billion to economy, study finds
The study by the trade group WineAmerica notes that while California accounts for the bulk of the revenue in wine, there are wineries in all 50 states generating jobs and income for their communities.
Big overseas hazelnut crop cuts prices for Oregon growers
Hazelnut growers in Turkey ramped up production this year, driving down prices for growers in Oregon
Oregon initial hazelnut price drops below $1 per pound
Oregon initial hazelnut price drops below $1 per pound
At 96.5 cents per pound, the initial price for Oregon hazelnuts is 18 percent lower than last year.
Industry seeks to reassure consumers as wine country burns
Industry seeks to reassure consumers as wine country burns
California wine industry groups say their harvest was 90 percent complete when wildfires in the northern San Francisco Bay area kicked up late Oct. 8. They say they’ll work to secure recovery funds once the extent of damage is known.
Bottles sucked dry of wine among charred wildfire remains
Bottles sucked dry of wine among charred wildfire remains
Bottles sucked dry of wine among charred wildfire remains
Early apple volumes, prices strong
Early apple volumes, prices strong
Washington’s Gala, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apple crops picked out more than expected and early prices are stronger than a year ago.

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