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Researcher breeds better haskap berries
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Researcher breeds better haskap berries
Maxine Thompson works exclusively with cultivars from northern Japan, which she says have a superior flavor and berry size.

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Berry farm thrives amid growing suburbs
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Archivist collects hop and brewing history
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Family makes switch from tree fruit to vineyards
Family makes switch from tree fruit to vineyards

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Researcher breeds better haskap berries
Maxine Thompson works exclusively with cultivars from northern Japan, which she says have a superior flavor and berry size.
Henggeler Packing Co. modernizes to meet challenges
Family has been growing tree fruit for nearly 110 years
Chapin family grows, dries hazelnuts
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Hop farmers make improvements for clean water
More hop growers are earning Salmon-Safe certifications.
After big fires, watersheds must be restored
The technical group has been working with landowners to replant trees after the salvage logging.
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