Pacific Northwest

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 »

TS Biotechnology Holdings acquires Okanagan Specialty Fruits

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) announced Feb. 3 the acquisition of OSF by TS Biotechnology Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Third Security, LLC. OSF is the pioneering agricultural company behind the development and commercialization of... more »

WSU professor Michelle Moyer wins award for distinction in Extension

On learning that she had won the 2020 Extension Distinction Award from ASEV –the American Society for Enology & Viticulture – Washington State University (WSU) associate  professor and Extension specialist, Michelle Moyer was shocked. [caption... more »

Washington winemakers asked for input into proposed research

Washington state wineries and winegrape growers are invited to be part of the Washington State Wine Commission’s annual Research Review on Feb. 25-26, 2020, at the Clore Center in Prosser. Industry members will be asked... more »

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