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Freeze damage shows up in Washington, Oregon blackberries
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Freeze damage shows up in Washington, Oregon blackberries
Oregon and Washington blackberry crops expected to be reduced by cold damage

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Idaho wine industry says Boise catering rule causes headaches
Idaho wine industry says Boise catering rule causes headaches
Idaho Wine Commission members say they might turn to the Idaho Legislature to fix an issue that is causing problems for wineries that want to serve wine by the glass at public events in Boise, the state’s largest city.
Generic maraschino cherry promotions nearing end
Generic maraschino cherry promotions nearing end
The future of the National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation and generic promotions of maraschino cherries is questionable after this year because processors no longer want to participate.
Lawsuit challenges lifting of Argentinian lemon ban
Lawsuit challenges lifting of Argentinian lemon ban
A lawsuit filed by U.S. citrus growers claims that USDA unlawfully decided to allow imports of Argentinian lemons due to foreign policy considerations rather than pest and disease risk.
Concrete egg winemaking hits Washington
The eggs help create different layers of flavor complexity and mouth feel.
Fourth grade students lobby for California state nuts
Merced Assemblyman Adam Gray supported the elementary students’ idea and drafted a bill.
Record crop possible for Pacific Northwest cherries
Record crop possible for Pacific Northwest cherries
Cherry growers in the Pacific Northwest anticipate a late but very large crop. They believe twice the number of days from last year for peak harvest will keep supply, sales and prices on track.
Stolen hives recovered in California
Beekeeper-turned-criminal Pavel Tveretinov is accused of stealing 2,500 hives and equipment worth $875,000.
Revised budget impacts ag, sparks talks at California Capitol
Revised budget impacts ag, sparks talks at California Capitol
Gov. Jerry Brown’s $124 billion revised budget would maintain $4.4 million for a pest and disease prevention program, but citrus industry leaders want money specifically for huanglongbing. Meanwhile, FFA leaders lament a proposed cut of $15...
Idaho hop growers to add 1,500 acres this year
Idaho hop growers to add 1,500 acres this year
This year will continue a string of acreage increases in the state that began in 2012.
Almond producers expect record crop despite stormy bloom
Almond producers expect record crop despite stormy bloom
California’s almond industry expects to harvest a record 2.2 billion pound crop even after stormy weather in February complicated the bloom. The Almond Board of California’s leader doesn’t expect the big crop to put more downward...

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