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More than $66.5M Pledged For Produce Industry

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and Extension activities to address the needs of…

Fruit & Vegetable Market News Celebrates 100 yrs of Service

This year USDA is proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary of USDA Market News.

Robotic orchard bins to be tested by WSU scientists

WSU researchers were awarded a $1 million federal grant to develop an intelligent bin management system supported by a robotic self-propelled fruit bin carrier in…

Maker of Arctic apple acquired

Germantown, Md.-based Intrexon Corporation plans to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits (based in Summerland, British Columbia), the creator of the genetically engineered Arctic apple.

Grant enables WSU scientists to study cider apple qualities

Cider apple qualities and consumer preferences will be evaluated thanks to a $40,000 “Emerging Research Issues” grant received this month by Washington State University researchers.

WSU Scientists to study cider apple qualities

Cider apple qualities and consumer preferences will be evaluated thanks to a $40,000 "Emerging Research Issues" grant received this month by Washington State University researchers.

Can mushrooms save the honeybee?

Research by a WSU bee scientist and a mushroom farmer indicates that extracts from the fungus might help honey bees fight off diseases and parasites.

USDA OKs Deregulation Of Two GM Apple Varieties

Based on a final plant pest risk assessment, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced its plans to deregulate Arctic Granny…

Fruit growers seek strategies for November freeze damage

Pacific Northwest tree fruit growers who experience tree damage from sudden cold temperatures in November are figuring out how to respond. Some areas in Washington…

China agrees to accept all varieties of U.S. apples

China agrees to accept all varieties of U.S. apples. The reciprocal agreement will allow China to ship apples into the United States.
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