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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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Oregon wine industry continues to grow
Oregon wine industry continues to grow
The 2017 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report was released Sept. 19, showing overall increases in sales, revenue and production.
Farmworkers reject UFW in long-fought election
Farmworkers reject UFW in long-fought election
Farmworkers at California’s largest peach and stone fruit farm reject representation by the United Farm Workers Union by a 5 to 1 margin in ballots counted five years after they were voted.
Hazelnut industry aims to inspire culinary uses
Hazelnut industry aims to inspire culinary uses
Hoping to inspire new culinary uses, the Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board recently organized a tour of the hazelnut industry for food companies.
Oneonta Starr Ranch more than doubles organic apples
Oneonta Starr Ranch more than doubles organic apples
By adding a new supplier to its organic program and getting more fruit from another, Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers, of Wenatchee, Wash., is more than doubling its inventory of organic apples this season.
UI Parma Fruit Field Day showcases research
UI Parma Fruit Field Day showcases research
Scientists, through their own work and in collaboration with peers in different areas, aim to help growers produce high-quality food in greater volumes at a lower labor cost, Essie Fallahi, UI pomology program director, says.
Washington fruit export pioneer honored in Asia
Washington fruit export pioneer honored in Asia
His father was the first exporter of Washington apples and he became the first into Asia. Dalton Thomas, retired president of Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., received an award at Asiafruit Congress in Hong Kong.

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