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NAFTA still worries apple industry
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NAFTA still worries apple industry
The Northwest Horticultural Council, representing Northwest tree fruit in NAFTA negotiations, is skeptical of an agreement being reached by the new goal of March.

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Washington apple crop estimate nears record
Washington apple crop estimate nears record
The estimated size of Washington’s 2017 apple crop grew for the second month in a row. Smaller crops in Europe and elsewhere could boost Washington exports and help grower returns.
Montana cherry growers vote to oversee research, development
Montana cherry growers have voted to end a 'checkoff' based on sales that funded research and development programs
Jackson Hole Winery perfecting production at high altitudes
Great wine starts with great grapes, the kind that can't survive an 8-month-long winter
Ag in ‘renaissance’ with tech advances, Forbes says
Ag in ‘renaissance’ with tech advances, Forbes says
Media magnate and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes touted the future of agriculture because of technology and automation during the 2017 Almond Conference.
Lenders see consolidation of WA tree fruit companies
Lenders see consolidation of WA tree fruit companies
Too much fruit and too many packing lines spells pain for the Washington tree fruit industry but consolidations will bring gains, lenders tell growers.
Research helps almond industry through growth spurt
Research helps almond industry through growth spurt
The Almond Board of California is using a portion of a temporary 1-cent assessment increase to research new uses for hulls, shells and woody biomass as well as opening new markets for the nut.
Seattle firm helps fight citrus greening disease
Seattle firm helps fight citrus greening disease
Florida citrus producers are looking to a Seattle company to help rebuild the state’s citrus orchards devastated by disease and recent hurricanes.
Farmland investment firm expands with eye for mechanization
Farmland investment firm expands with eye for mechanization
Agriculture Capital Management, an investment firm, has bought thousands of acres of farmland and several packing facilities in Oregon and California since 2014.
Southwestern Idaho has a shortage of housing for H-2A workers
Southwestern Idaho has a shortage of housing for H-2A workers
As an increasing number of agricultural produces in southwestern Idaho turn to the H-2A foreign guest worker program, housing authorities are scrambling to find enough units to house those workers.
Stemilt sues ex-employee over alleged billing scheme
Stemilt sues ex-employee over alleged billing scheme
The orchard management subsidiary of a large Washington tree fruit company fires and sues an employee it claims undeservedly billed it more than $1.1 million in the hiring of foreign guestworkers.

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