Pacific Northwest

Washington State University to lead national AI research institute for ag

With a new $20 million federal grant, Washington State University will lead a multi-institutional research institute to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to labor, water, weather and... more »

Dhingra joins Texas A&M; Doreen Main takes interim role at WSU

Following the retirement of Dan Lineberger earlier this year, an extensive search for a new department head in Horticultural Sciences has been ongoing at Texas A&M University for the important leadership position. Amit Dhingra, Ph.D.,... more »

New Extension app created for little cherry disease, pest scouting

Download a new phone application designed to help orchardists scout, sample and identify symptoms and insect vectors of X-disease phytoplasma and little cherry virus now available at both Apple and Android. Designed by Washington State... more »

Arctic Apples introducing new product options at PMA Foodservice

Summerland, British, Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits, developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, will be showcasing their newest product at the PMA Foodservice exhibition July 21-22 in Monterey, California. In addition to their 40 oz.... more »

Altria to sell its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates business

Altria Group Inc. announced July 9 that its subsidiary, UST LLC, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates business, headquartered in Woodinville, Washington, to Sycamore Partners Management L.P., a... more »

Researchers, vintners explore using UV lights to reduce powdery mildew

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, Oregon, was concerned for the safety of its employees and guests, so it invested in HVAC system improvements that purified the air using UV-C light technology... more »

Successful first year reported for Washington apples license plates

Washington apples specialty license plates had an impressive first year of sales with 747 purchased as of June 30. $28 from each plate benefits college-bound students through the Washington Apple Education Foundation. The foundation is... more »

Healthy Snack Award goes to Cosmic Crisp for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, the Cosmic Crisp brand apple has earned a Healthy Snack Award from Good Housekeeping Institute. Appearing in the July/August issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine, the 2021 Healthy Snack... more »

Current Issue

Michigan grower takes helm of USApple board

Water woes challenge Western ag

A sentimental look at the impact of Larry Gut

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Climatology, tree and small fruits Great Lakes EXPO topics

BioConsortia bids to make a mark on industry

Controlling rodent pests in the orchard

Farm Market column: Seek a brand that builds positive customer response

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm community can help lead to better times

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