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Washington Wine reports smaller harvest, good quality in 2020

Washington’s winegrape crop may have been smaller in 2020, but according to farmers and winemakers – quality is high. The Washington State Wine Commission’s annual Grape Production Report, compiled with information provided by all Washington... more »

West Michigan food processing incubator opens in Muskegon

Greater Muskegon Economic Development and the West Michigan Food Processing Association have announced that construction of a new food processing business incubator is complete and ready for tenants. According to a news release, the 8,000-square-foot... more »

Penn State’s Vineyard Pest Management Series – Spotted Lanternfly Update

Penn State Extension's 2021 Vineyard Pest Management Series - Spotted Lanternfly Update will present a free webinar reviewing the latest information on spotted lanternfly management in vineyards. The program also will present research findings on... more »

Innovation can lead the way, California ag secretary Ross tells ag summit

Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, told a March 18 opening night audience for the Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit that innovative problem solving is itself an essential export of... more »

Washington Apple Commission re-appoints five board members

The Washington Apple Commission welcomes the recent re-election of five commissioners to the board of directors. The commissioners, who were elected for a three-year term, are: Cass Gebbers – Grower Position 2, District 1 Bob... more »

Apple Research and Development Program continuation Ok’d in New York

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced March 18 that the state’s apple industry has voted in support of continuing the Apple Research and Development program (ARDP). New York apple growers are... more »

Reducing evaporative water loss, other aims projected with California solar panels

Covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals could save billions of gallons of water and generate renewable power for the state every year, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers from the... more »

Texas No. 1 exporter, including products ‘coming directly out of the ground’

For nearly two decades, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA, has ranked Texas as the No. 1 exporter among U.S. states. ”Texas shipped $279.3 billion worth of goods around the globe... more »

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