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Washington state exports 40 million bushels of apples a year, which is 10 million more than New York grows.

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SE Asia worried about too many apples
Southeast Asia retailers are worried about having too many apples once the U.S. West Coast longshoremen's work slow down ends, says a Washington apple industry rep just back from the region.
Pasteurization expected to shield hazelnut farmers
Pasteurization expected to shield hazelnut farmers
Pasteurization equipment recently installed at the Hazelnut Growers of Oregon processing facility is expected to shield suppliers from on-farm food safety regulations.
PNW pears selling strong as demand rises
PNW pears selling strong as demand rises
A smaller crop and strong domestic sales are helping the PNW pear industry weather the longshoremen's work slow down and the Russian embargo.
Rule would allow free movement of hops material among Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Rule would allow free movement of hops material among Idaho, Oregon, Washington
The Idaho Legislature is being asked to approve a temporary rule that would allow the free movement of hops material among Idaho, Oregon and Washington. It would also require a negative disease test for hops green matter coming to Idaho from states...
High-tech cherry lines to keep growing
High-tech cherry lines to keep growing
The vice president of a leading manufacturer of high-tech cherry packing systems says rapid growth of the systems will continue.
Calif. strawberry acreage to decline slightly in 2015
Calif. strawberry acreage to decline slightly in 2015
Planted acres of strawberries in California are expected to decline again slightly in 2015, as water issues a higher yield-producing new varieties are perhaps contributing to the downward trend.
PNW cherry growers expect smaller crop
PNW cherry growers expect smaller crop
The 2015 Pacific Northwest cherry crop may be slightly smaller because of mid-November freeze damage to cherry trees in Oregon.
Doornink named cherry king
Doornink named cherry king
A long-time cherry grower and chairman of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission was chosen Pacific Northwest cherry king for 2015.
Researcher-farmer named Nut Grower of the Year
Harry Lagerstedt, a retired researcher and nut grower, was honored as the top grower at the recent industry meeting in Corvallis, Ore.
Idaho wine industry has $169 million impact on economy
Idaho wine industry has $169 million impact on economy
A new impact study shows Idaho's wine industry brought in almost $170 million to Idaho's economy in 2013. It was also responsible for 1,226 full-time equivalent jobs.