Dan Wheat

Central Washington field reporter

Wine grapes during fall harvest near Leavenworth, Wash. The Washington wine industry is increasing research funding.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife may have a pronghorn antelope management plan ready for public review by late fall or winter. Ranchers are wary of over population affecting fencing, grazing leases and wheat fields.

Cosmic Crisp, Washington State University’s new apple variety, will be sold for the first time in grocery stores in December and will also be offered in fresh-sliced snack packages by Crunch Pak and as cider by Litehouse.

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