Pacific Northwest

Washington State University resources help grape growers combat extreme heat

Extreme heat, and too much water in response, affects a delicate balance in winegrape quality. Washington State University (WSU) researchers are studying the effects of heat, and developing an electronic, open-source cooling system to protect... more »

Washington Apple Education Foundation launches scholarship resource website

The Washington Apple Education Foundation’s (WAEF) new scholarship resource website went live this week.  The site, located at www.scholarshipresources.org, was created to serve the scholarship information needs of college-bound students and their parents and school... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Arctic Apple developer, appoints new director of sales

Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) is pleased to announce Bob Wilkinson has joined the company as its new Director of Sales. Bob brings a strong track record of success in sales, extensive experience in food service,... more »

Emergency Temporary Worker Housing Rule enacted in Washington state

On Sept. 10, Washington state announced a new Emergency Temporary Worker Housing  (TWH) Rule, which expires on Jan. 8, and proposed a new permanent rule, which may be issued next spring if needed. The new rule emphasizes... more »

Washington State University gets $3M for endowment to bolster food security

Washington State University announced a $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology. The gift, from the Rosalie & Harold... more »

Washington state apples expecting lighter crop volume

In early August, the first estimate for the Washington apple crop predicted a crop volume of 134 million boxes (40 lb.), on par with the previous season of 133 million boxes. Since the time of... more »

WA 38/Cosmic Crisp preharvest events scheduled; 2020 documents available

It’s T minus 50-60 days before WA 38/Cosmic Crisp harvest season begins. Color and size are coming on and there is great anticipation for a sizable crop of premium fruit. Our WA 38 team has scheduled... more »

Starr Ranch Growers consolidates offices to Yakima, adds to sales team

Starr Ranch Growers consolidated offices in Yakima, Washington, and is growing its sales team. The new office, at 603 N, 39th Ave., in Yakima, will house the Starr Ranch Growers sales team, the director of... more »


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