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New Mexico posing quarantine to stop pecan weevil bug
New Mexico agriculture officials are issuing a quarantine in hopes of stopping the spread of an invasive bug threatening the state's pecan industry

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California wineries assess wildfires’ long-term effects
Of the 1,200 wineries in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino, about 10 were destroyed or heavily damaged.
Washington wine grape acreage growth rate slows
Washington wine grape acreage growth rate slows
Washington’s wine grape vineyards expanded in the last six years at a little more than half the rate they expanded in the prior five years.
H-2A use up 20 percent nationally
H-2A use up 20 percent nationally
The number of agricultural foreign guestworkers in the U.S. keeps increasing but the system may not keep up with the need, a national farm employer advocate says.
Farm could be first in Idaho to grow large-scale blueberries
Farm could be first in Idaho to grow large-scale blueberries
A southwestern Idaho hop farm is trying to become the first producer in Idaho to grow blueberries successfully on a large scale. The farm has grown them for two years now and is trying to overcome low yields and high soil pH issues.
Unique ‘brewery-raising’ at abbey
Unique ‘brewery-raising’ at abbey
The timber was harvested, cut, dried, milled tongue-in-groove and prepared for a seamless, no-hammer, no-saw construction.
Woman gets prison for $900K theft from Zirkle Fruit
The ringleader behind a nearly $1 million theft from Zirkle Fruit Company has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for a payroll scheme
Washington apple crop grows
Washington apple crop grows
With harvest almost complete, Washington’s apple crop is 5.8 percent greater than anticipated at picking start three months ago. It adds to price pressure.
New CEO will oversee Wilco’s hazelnut foray
New CEO will oversee Wilco’s hazelnut foray
Tim Ramsey, former CEO of Oregon Cherry Growers, expects to put his food processing expertise to use as he takes charge of Wilco.
New hop cultivar emerges from public-private partnership
New hop cultivar emerges from public-private partnership
Strata, a new hop cultivar, has emerged from the public-private partnership between Indie Hops and Oregon State University.
Tiny bug posing threat to New Mexico’s $180M pecan industry
Pecan weevil was found in pecan orchards in multiple counties in southeast New Mexico.

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