Pacific Northwest

Washington Apple Commission sets celebration of Washington Apple Week

The Washington Apple Commission announced that Nov. 28-Dec. 6 will be the second annual celebration of Washington Apple Week. According to a news release, the global event will span 19 countries and feature activities to connect... more »

CMI Orchards partners with Independent Warehouse to boost pears

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards has entered into a partnership with Independent Warehouse Inc. to expand pear distribution to domestic and international retailers. According to a news release, the Dryden-based company will continue to grow and... more »

NuPhY Inc. acquires assets, licenses of former Phytelligence

Taking root in the remains of a now defunct start up, NuPhY is a new agricultural technology company headed up by Washington State University professor of horticulture Amit Dhingra. The new WSU spin-out was revitalized... more »

Kanzi apple wins taste tests, preferred by chefs

The Kanzi apple, known as “the foodie’s choice,” has won a series of blind taste tests and is the noted preference of chefs and bakers nationwide. Originally discovered in Belgium and now grown in premium... more »

Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show goes virtual

The 10th annual Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show is being held online this year from Dec. 1-4. The popular event, typically attracting over 500 attendees, is held every December in Lynden, Washington.... more »

WSU opens Plant Sciences Building, new home for collaborative ag research

Washington State University will celebrate the opening of the new Plant Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art home on the Pullman campus for collaborative research supporting regional and global agriculture. The new facility was virtually dedicated through... more »

More than 20 farms in Washington cited for coronavirus violations since March

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has conducted 384 agricultural workplace safety and health inspections so far this year to help make sure farmworkers are safe on the job. One hundred thirty of those... more »

Zirkle Fruit’s Courtney Lane is 2020 WAEF Volunteer of the Year

Courtney Lane, Yakima, of Zirkle Fruit Co. is the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Individual Volunteer of the Year.  Her recognition was announced Nov. 12 at a company production meeting held in Selah, Washington. While... more »

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