Washington apple growers scrambling to find workers

One after another, at a recent emergency meeting in Wenatchee called by the Governor's Office, fruit growers talked about how hard it's been to find workers as the harvest hits its sweet spot.One orchardist recalled... more »

Penn State experts contribute to new online resource for apple growers

With the arrival of apple-harvest season, researchers and extension educators in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have teamed with counterparts from across the country to establish a new online resource about growing apples and... more »

Apple growers desperate for pickers to gather crop

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says the shortage of apple pickers in the nation’s top apple-producing state is dire. The Spokesman-ReviewTo read more, click here. more »

Ohio apple crop better than expected

Ohio's apple growers worried about heavy spring rain this year have gotten some relief from the weather.Growers say hot summer temperatures helped sweeten the apples, and cooler fall nights have been good for the fruit's... more »

Wisconsin apple harvest rebounds

Blessed with good weather, Wisconsin's apple harvest is expected to be dramatically better than it was last year.While the final numbers aren't in yet, growers say their orchards have recovered from 2010, when a spring... more »

Wind storm came at bad time for Door County apple growers

Clean-up continues in Door County in the wake of a powerful windstorm that swept through the area late last week.The damage couldn't have come at a worse time for the county's apple growers. For Lee... more »

Growers say Ohio apple harvest is at least average

Despite a challenging growing season complete with heavy spring rains, most local apple growers look to be on track for an average to above-average year as they harvest the bountiful fall fruit."Things look real good.... more »

President’s visit a boost for Illinois farm market

Bruce was knee-deep in vines, picking watermelons, when his cellphone rang. “Is this Bruce Curry?” a voice asked. “Yes,” Bruce affirmed. “Mr. Curry, I’m calling from the White House.” “You mean the one in Washington,... more »

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