Grapes

Farming on Wheels: Life-changing accident doesn’t stop young farmer

When he was 15, Brian Rajzer knew he wanted to be a farmer. By the time he was 16 and confined to a wheelchair, he still knew. Now 29, he’s growing produce and flowers with... more »

Look to Washington State for Hidden Gems

California was not always the No. 1 wine-producing state in the country. thenewsstar.com Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Monterey County Wine Harvest in Full Bloom

The rush, and the crush, are on for Monterey County's wine harvest. The CalifornianClick here to read the rest of the story. more »

Monterey County Grape Growers Adapt to New Market

Monterey County grape growers are profiting, if not prospering, from a trend toward less expensive wines.Demand for California wines has risen slightly despite the recession or because of it. Consumers are favoring bottles in the... more »

Rebellion in Idaho: Research Station, Slated for Closure, Incites Grower Resistance

At first, it seemed to be the “usual” kind of story. A land grant university, facing the need to cut its operating budget, reluctantly decides to close one of its experiment stations. The University of... more »

Open House on Aug. 20

The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station (NWMHRS) Open House will be held Thursday, Aug. 20. The equipment show and grounds open at 1 p.m. Educational sessions will begin at 3 p.m., and will conclude with... more »

Growers Look at Bumper Fruit Crops To Sell This Year

Across the board, there will be big fruit crops for growers and packers to sell this year. Lots of apples. Lots of sweet cherries. Many more tart cherries. More wine grapes. More juice grapes. More... more »

Northwest Pear Crop Estimated 10 Percent Above Last Year

As pear tree branches grow heavy with fruit, the Pear Bureau's initial estimates suggest that the 2009 Northwest pear crop will be the fourth largest on record, with approximately 19.1 million boxes. That would make... more »


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