Pacific Northwest

Larry Gut, MSU professor, remembered as a leading scientist, ag supporter

Professor Lawrence “Larry” Jerome Gut died Sept. 6, 2021, in Wenatchee, Washington, where he recently moved with his wife Kathleen Gut to retire near family and friends. According to a Sept. 20 announcement by Michigan... more »

H-2A workers win $3M settlement against Stemilt Ag Services

A federal judge has approved a $3 million settlement between Wenatchee, Washington-based Stemilt Ag Services and more than 1,100 H-2A workers. The lawsuit alleged the company, a Wenatchee-based subsidiary of Stemilt Growers, violated the Federal... more »

Funds set for fruit growers for X-disease, Little cherry disease tree removal

Washington State University Extension in partnership with county Conservation Districts and Pest Boards announce availability of cost share funds for the removal and testing of trees infected with X-disease and Little cherry disease to slow... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits announces new partnership with Flavor Wave

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, developer and grower behind the Arctic apple varieties, announced Sept. 16 new partnership with Flavor Wave. Fresh-sliced Arctic apple varieties will be included in the Los Angeles area in Flavor Wave boxes,... more »

Students explore modern agriculture tech with new WSU IAREC internship

Six students from two Hispanic-serving institutions in Yakima Valley explored careers in agriculture research through a new summer internship program at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC). Hispanic-serving institutions – or... more »

Fall Creek adds Holger Brandt as general manager of Sekoya platform

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Holger Brandt is now the general manager of its Sekoya platform for premium blueberry varieties. Since 2018, Brandt has... more »

Organic farm school offers an attractive career path, operators say

Does a lifetime of digging in the dirt (building soil!) sound like an enticing career goal? If so, we just may have the solution to your post-pandemic career blues. Next month the critically acclaimed Organic... more »

Natural disasters compound severe drought for Oregon farmers and ranchers

Oregon made national headlines this spring when the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Klamath Project, an irrigation system spanning southern Oregon and Northern California, was not going to receive any water deliveries for the... more »

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