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Cold, blustery weather could complicate almond blossom
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Cold, blustery weather could complicate almond blossom
Cold, blustery and wet weather in California could interfere with bee activity during the almond blossom, industry officials warn.

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EEOC, Evans Fruit settle sex harassment cases
The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has dropped all of its sexual harassment claims and court appeals against a large Washington apple grower in exchange for the company paying claimants.
Global competition to push down prices paid to prune producers
Global competition to push down prices paid to prune producers
Prune prices to growers will likely drop slightly this year because of global competition, the leader of a California cooperative says.
Die-offs fluster beekeepers on eve of Calif. almond blossom
Die-offs fluster beekeepers on eve of Calif. almond blossom
Beekeepers across the country had another rough winter in terms of honey bee losses, tightening supplies and pushing up growers' pollination costs as the almond blossom in California is about to begin.
Labor official offers paid sick leave advice
Labor official offers paid sick leave advice
A top official at Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries offered farmers advice on calculating sick leave wages for piece-rate workers.
New tree fruit specialist meets growers
New tree fruit specialist meets growers
Almost three months in her new job, WSU Extension tree fruit specialist Tianna Dupont met many growers at annual meetings.
New blight-resistant genes identified for hazelnuts
New blight-resistant genes identified for hazelnuts
New genes that confer Eastern Filbert Blight resistance are being incorporated into hazelnut trees.
Tree fruit industry grapples with FSMA water testing
Tree fruit industry grapples with FSMA water testing
Tree fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation have to comply with new, federal requirements for testing cleanliness of irrigation water in the next few years.
Newton named Nut Grower of the Year
Newton named Nut Grower of the Year
Jeff Newton of Amity, Ore., has been named the 2015 Nut Grower of the Year.
Hazelnut acreage grows as farmers salvage old orchards
Hazelnut acreage grows as farmers salvage old orchards
Farmers are reluctant to remove old hazelnut orchards even as they plant new ones, leading to acreage growth in Oregon.
Horticulturist seeks one more hit
Horticulturist seeks one more hit
Washington State University berry breeder Pat Moore has developed several commerical raspberry cultivars and has been nationally recognized.

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