Agriculture + Viticulture

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Washington ag is ready to put pests, plague and politics in rearview mirror

How tough was 2020 for Northwest agriculture? This tough: Discovery+ is streaming “Attack of the Murder Hornets,” a 90-minute documentary...
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The numbers tell the story of Washington agriculture

Washington farms and ranches produce more than 300 different crops with a combined value of about $11 billion – a...
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WSDA fills food pantries with farmer-grown products

Derek Sandison By Derek SandisonDirector, Washington State Department of Agriculture As we reach the midway mark...
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Washington wine industry cheers as shipping revives in early 2021

There’s been a retrenching of the Washington wine industry in recent vintages as a result of overproduction, a slippage in...
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Ag exporters left behind as consumers shop online

A side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic is hurting Washington’s ability to export its fresh cherries, apples, frozen french fries...
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Consumers crave their fresh fruit

The 2021 cherry crop is shaping up to be larger than last year’s but with the usual caveat for the...
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Fewer apples heading to market

Fewer apples are going to market in 2021, but this isn’t really a complaint. “This has proven to be very...
Courtesy Lamb Weston

Growers look to Mexico for export recovery

In 2020, Washington potato growers faced a staggering surplus of potatoes. In 2021, they’re banking on a revival of the...
Courtesy Double R Ranch

Hop output lower with changes
in beer demand, distribution

After a chaotic year, Washington’s hop industry is looking for a win. “Things are starting to get rocking and rolling...
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Concord grapes take off with organic approach

The Miller family’s place in the history of Washington wine is secure, and their Airfield Estates tasting room ranks as...

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