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Work continues on Stemilt pond project
Work continues on Stemilt pond project
Irrigation districts south of Wenatchee, Wash., finally were getting a project done this week to give them water during times of low Columbia River flow. The project was thwarted in April by lack of permits and in May through the summer by high river...

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Oregon growers face ‘epic’ grape harvest
Oregon growers face ‘epic’ grape harvest
Oregon's wine grape harvest is under way, and vineyards report high quality and heavy yields.
Producers react cautiously to FDA revisions
Producers react cautiously to FDA revisions
FDA released revisions to its proposed produce safety rule Sept. 19 and growers and farm group leaders are sorting through the 152-page technical document to try to determine whether the changes are reasonable and economically viable for farmers.
Clearing House leaves scholarships
Washington Growers Clearing House Association funded two scholarships in perpetuity before closing its doors.
Manager retires with association
Manager retires with association
Washington's tree fruit future is bright but there are no guarantees, says an industry leader retiring after 42 years as his association shuts down.
Oregon hazelnut crop set to fetch record-high price
Oregon hazelnut growers are in good shape heading into the harvest.
Heart-health studies boost almonds’ popularity
Heart-health studies boost almonds’ popularity
Almond experts attribute much of the rising popularity of their commodity among consumers to health studies like one recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Harvest of big walnut crop under way in California
Harvest of big walnut crop under way in California
The harvest of early walnut varieties is under way in California, and growers are expecting a record overall crop.
DOL says it can’t return all the ‘hot goods’ money
DOL says it can’t return all the ‘hot goods’ money
The U.S. Department of Labor claims it can't come up with the cash to fully reimburse Oregon farmers for the $220,000 it unlawfully coerced from them.
Steam being used to kill deadly citrus bacteria
The steam heat kills the bacteria, and while it doesn’t cure the tree entirely of the disease, it does extend the tree’s lifespan, allowing a grower to harvest more fruit.
Ag-based economies help small Oregon counties thrive
Ag-based economies help small Oregon counties thrive
Agriculture has provided a strong base for economic recovery in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge counties.