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SugarBee apples head to stores this month
Courtesy of Chelan Fresh Marketing
SugarBee apples head to stores this month
A new apple variety, SugarBee, that may rival Honeycrisp, is being test marketed for the first time in stores this month by Chelan Fresh Marketing.

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Wine research seminars expand
The Washington State Wine Commission is expanding its research seminars for both sides of the state in 2017.
Scientist hired to work on strawberry production issues
Scientist hired to work on strawberry production issues
The California Strawberry Commission has hired a former Washington State University and University of Florida scientist to help growers with production-related challenges.
Big wine company makes a big move in Oregon
Big wine company makes a big move in Oregon
The California giant is building a 68,000-square-foot winery in McMinnville, in the heart of Oregon's Pinot noir country.
PNW pear sales post a good start
PNW pear sales post a good start
Despite an abundance of Bartlett causing a dip from high prices, it looks like a pear crop moderate in size but good in quality will bring good returns for Northwest growers.
Zirkle Fruit buying Wanapum Village
Zirkle Fruit buying Wanapum Village
A large Central Washington tree fruit company is buying a former dam construction village perhaps to use for farmworker housing.
Organic apple grower inspired at tilth conference
Organic apple grower inspired at tilth conference
About 450 people attended Washington’s annual Tilth Conference in Wenatchee where the keynote speaker, a New Hampshire apple grower, focused on soil health.
Washington fruit grower claims DOL harassment
Washington fruit grower claims DOL harassment
A Washington tree fruit grower who lost his workforce in 2013 after a federal audit now says a year later he fell victim to an unfair U.S. Department of Labor wage and hour investigation that’s still ongoing.

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