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Wine foundation raises $160,000
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Wine foundation raises $160,000
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation raised more than $160,000 at a recent event to support programs, projects and scholarships.

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Crows crowd downtown Portland: Enter the hawk
Portland-based company uses hawks and other raptors to shoo away problem birds from wineries, dumps and business districts.
Washington wines still well positioned in market, broker says
Washington wines still well positioned in market, broker says
World wine consumption is flat, competition is keener but Washington remains well suited in the premium wine market, experts say at convention.
New report says demand for hops in US has peaked
The U.S. has hit a saturation point with production of 104 million pounds last year.
Post-harvest Fruit School set for March
Washington State University Extension and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission are holding a three-day school in March geared to post-harvest and quality control professionals in tree fruit and berries.
Shaws chosen for wine hall of fame
Shaws chosen for wine hall of fame
A Walla Walla, Wash., couple, who have grown their vineyard and winery business over the last 37 years, will be inducted into the state’s Wine Hall of Fame this summer.
State agency: Sumas farm not at fault in farmworker’s death
State officials say a blueberry farm in northwestern Washington was not at fault in the death of a 28-year-old migrant worker in August
Munger farm fined, but cleared in worker’s death
Munger farm fined, but cleared in worker’s death
Washington fines farm for missed meals, but founds no violations that led to worker's death
Smoke taint stays in wine grapes, researchers say
Smoke taint stays in wine grapes, researchers say
Researchers at the University of British Columbia say wildfire smoke taint stays in wine grapes a long time even when not smelled nor tasted. New testing can help growers know if they have too much smoke.
Oregon Fruit Products finds new home in former NORPAC cannery
Oregon Fruit Products finds new home in former NORPAC cannery
The family-owned Oregon Fruit Products is moving its headquarters and processing plant, but will remain in Salem after purchasing the former NORPAC vegetable canning facility.
Company to launch new GM-apple product
Company to launch new GM-apple product
A Canadian company says its genetically-modified apple slices sold well in the U.S. Midwest and Southeast in November and it plans to unveil a new product soon.

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