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Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples

posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:05 PM

A record crop of apples, coupled with the West Coast port slowdown earlier this year, is taking a toll on Washington apple growers. Full Story

Washington Fruit Distributors Expand to Meet Demand

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Washington state's fruit industry is expanding as worldwide demand increases and new technologies help yield more crops. Full Story

The cost of turkey and trimmings? Mostly unchanged

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Here's another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year. Full Story

Michigan growers trying to get apples to doze off

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM

This year's Michigan apple crop is expected to be 10 times as plentiful as last year's puny output. Full Story

USDA Asked to Approve GMO Apple That Won't Brown

posted on December 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM

CASHMERE, Wash. (AP) -- A Canadian biotechnology company has asked the U.S. to approve a genetically modified apple that won't brown soon after its sliced, saying the improvement could boost sales of apples for snacks, salads and other uses. Full Story

Apple and Cider Pardoned by President Obama

posted on November 24, 2010 at 3:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama performed an annual rite of presidents on Wednesday, pardoning a pair of turkeys on Thanksgiving eve and cracking jokes about the competition that brought them to his famous doorstep. Full Story

End is near for apple orchard

posted on November 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM

GRAFTON, Ill (AP) - The end is near for Yates Apple Orchard. The orchard, located near Grafton in southern Illinois, has been in the Yates family for 79 years. Owner Bill Yates says it is closing because he is getting too old. Full Story

U.S. Apple Growers Seek Bigger Bite of Hybrid Market

posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:05 AM

ALBANY, N.Y (AP) -- Can saucy tactics give an edge to an American apple industry that's been growing since the days of the Pilgrims? Full Story

Freeze Ends Apple Season Early for Many

posted on October 5, 2007 at 8:10 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Most years, the apples growing in William Gale's orchard have him making cider through the fall and into the holidays. Full Story

Wisconsin Apple Growers Report Good Harvest

posted on September 1, 2006 at 8:09 PM

After a couple of down seasons, Wisconsin apple growers are expected to harvest about 62 million pounds this year. Full Story

Growth In Dwarf Apple Trees

posted on November 7, 2003 at 8:11 PM

Short and sweet in the apple industry. Full Story

Mass Market Meets Small Producers

posted on December 27, 2002 at 8:12 PM

Mass Market Meets Small Producers
Lack of infrastructure hinders the movement of locally grown products to the marketplace. A company named Red Tomato is creating new routes from farm gate to dinner plate. Full Story

Apple Of My Machine's eye

posted on October 4, 2002 at 8:10 PM

The USDA is developing "machine-vision" systems to detect contamination in foods the human can't see. The system would prevent E. coli 0157:H7 from tainting apple cider and other juices made from apples. Full Story

Robotic System Inspects Fruit Quality

posted on August 9, 2002 at 8:08 PM

A USDA robotic inspection system is being developed which would be a virtual "taste" test of every single apple before being shipped to market. Full Story

Washington Apple Industry Rebuilds

posted on March 15, 2002 at 8:03 PM

Washington Apple Industry Rebuilds
A western fruit industry employs innovation, marketing and product diversity to rebuild itself. Full Story
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