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FDA warns Oregon juice maker about fungal toxin
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FDA warns Oregon juice maker about fungal toxin
An Oregon juice manufacturer is accused by the FDA of violating food safety regulations by inadequately controlling for patulin, a fungal toxin.

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Shippers sell record 3 million boxes a week amid apple excess
Shippers sell record 3 million boxes a week amid apple excess
Washington apple companies are pushing to sell as many apples as they can to reduce 2017 oversupply before facing competition from cherries, other summer fruits and their own 2018 harvest.
Oregon cherries withstand February freeze
Oregon cherries withstand February freeze
Mother Nature gave growers quite the scare in February, as mild weather had orchards budding several weeks ahead of schedule. By month’s end, temperatures had fallen into the 20s.
USDA approves $340M to help Florida citrus recover from Irma
The federal government will provide $340 million to help Florida citrus farmers recover from Hurricane Irma
Washington cherry crop looks to be light in south
Washington cherry crop looks to be light in south
Some growers in the Mattawa region of Washington have light cherry crops and say it’s likely that way on southward. A Pasco area grower says it’s not heavy, but adequate.
Fruit tree rootstock takes time, money
Fruit tree rootstock takes time, money
Washington’s leading nursery in fruit tree rootstock nears the end of a month of planting. When buds of apple, pear and cherry varieties are grafted onto them in August they will grow trees for orchard planting in spring of 2019.

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