Pacific Northwest

Washington state is the International Fruit Tree Association destination this summer

Planes filled with tree fruit scientists, producers, nurserymen and other allied industries will be headed to Washington state this summer. For two weeks, the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA), Washington State University / International Society... more »

Washington state pesticide program wins national safety training award

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA's) Technical Services and Education Program (TSEP) earned a national innovation award and accolades as “one of the most robust pesticide safety training programs in the nation” at The Pesticide... more »

Chefs’ blueberries cookoff hosted by California Giant Berry Farms

California Giant Berry Farms will hold its Chef Invitational July 19-22, and this time, the berry company is welcoming both foodservice and retail partners to come along for the culinary competition in the Pacific Northwest.... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits launches new foodservice web portal

Summerland, British Columbia, Canada-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the pioneering agricultural company behind the development and commercialization of the nonbrowning Arctic apple released their new foodservice web portal ton Feb. 18. The newly launched web portal... more »

Proposed Washington Apples Specialty License Plate moves forward in the Senate

On Feb. 11, the Washington state Senate moved the proposed Washington Apples Specialty License Plate (SB6032) one step closer to fruition.  The bill has now been approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and the Senate... more »

Grand opening set for new WSU honeybee research facility

Washington State University will celebrate the grand opening of its new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education Facility on March 6 with a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility. What: Tours and grand... more »

Deadline to apply for Washington state scholarships is March 1

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) will award over $1 million in new and renewing scholarships to college students this spring.  The deadline for new applicants to submit complete scholarship applications to WAEF is March... more »

WSU sues Yakima grower over alleged apple patent infringement

Washington State University  (WSU) has filed a lawsuit in federal court against a Yakima grower for allegedly infringing on its patent of an apple. According to a report by Spokane Public Radio station KPBX 91.1, apple in... more »


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