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Apple Commission increases China promotions
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Apple Commission increases China promotions
With China’s apple crop down 28 percent, the Washington Apple Commission sees an export opportunity despite tariffs.

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Grain elevators blend wheat to meet falling number standard
Grain elevators blend wheat to meet falling number standard
Overseas customers won’t see the starch damage problems in the shipments they receive from the Pacific Northwest.
Western Innovator: Making cider the ‘hard’ way
Western Innovator: Making cider the ‘hard’ way
Jolie Devoto tells the story of apple growers across the state through their ciders.
Heat, smoke not expected to diminish Oregon potato harvest
Heat, smoke not expected to diminish Oregon potato harvest
Potato farmers across Oregon are expecting solid yields and quality, despite intense heat and wildfire smoke during the growing season.
U.S. potato exports fall in July
U.S. potato exports fall in July
Frozen, dehydrated and fresh potato exports were down compared to July 2017.
Oregon seeks to become U.S. mass timber hub
Oregon seeks to become U.S. mass timber hub
Innovative new uses for the state’s timber resources include construction of high-rise buildings.
Idaho bean harvest a mixed bag after summer heat
Idaho bean harvest a mixed bag after summer heat
Small-seeded beans appeared to fare best following heat
Washington potato farmers see above-average yields
Washington potato farmers see above-average yields
Wildfire smoke may be a factor in crop size, says Dale Lathim, executive director of Potato Growers of Washington.

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