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Gebbers testifies against tariffs on Northwest fruit
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Gebbers testifies against tariffs on Northwest fruit
The largest sweet cherry producer in the world, Cass Gebbers of Brewster, Wash., is among five farmers testifying to a congressional subcommittee that tariffs are a huge hurt.

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Trusted tree fruit insider retires
Trusted tree fruit insider retires
Bruce Grim has been involved in the Washington tree fruit industry for more than 50 years, for the last 17 in a unique position holding confidences of many top marketers for the collective good of all.
Favorite blueberry patch shuts down
Favorite blueberry patch shuts down
A favorite U-pick blueberry farm closes shop, after six seasons, as small farming can be time consuming and a lot of work.
Washington agency looked, didn’t find underfed farmworkers
Washington agency looked, didn’t find underfed farmworkers
State investigator unable to confirm complaints about food at Sarbanand Foods
Washington orchard manager to speak on apples and pears
Washington orchard manager to speak on apples and pears
WSU small farms program hosts workshop on pruning fruit trees
Record year predicted for California almond crop
Record year predicted for California almond crop
California almond growers anticipate a record-setting crop despite concerns earlier this year about frost during bloom. Harvest will start at the end of July in the Bakersfield vicinity.
Hermiston watermelon harvest ready to roll
Hermiston watermelon harvest ready to roll
Hermiston watermelons are almost ready to harvest, and growers say they are excited about this year’s “exceptional” quality.
Northwest cherry shipments set daily record
Northwest cherry shipments set daily record
The first half of the Northwest cherry season is finishing very well. Growers hope for continued good weather for the second half through July and into August.
Oregon OSHA adopts stricter rules for pesticide drift protection
Oregon OSHA adopts stricter rules for pesticide drift protection
Oregon OSHA adopted rules Monday establishing “Application Exclusion Zones” under the federal Worker Protection Standard to shield farmworkers from drifting pesticides in fields and orchards.

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