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Western wildfire concerns move from California to Oregon

Wildfires were causing a wide range of problems for the produce industry in the first two weeks of September.

Potato growers ponder COVID-19 pandemic’s fallout

Northwest potato suppliers say they are eager to rev up a major sales engine in their industry — foodservice — as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic passes.

Washington and Oregon potato acreage down, but plenty expected

Potato production in the Northwest was strong in 2019, and the outlook for 2020 looks similar, said Chris Voigt, executive director of the Moses Lake-based Washington State Potato Commission.?

Poinsettias: A Christmas Crop with a Short Market Window

Christmas may be over and so is the retail market window for growers to sell poinsettias. That's because it only has a retail market until Christmas Day. AgDay journeys to a greenhouse during the retail rush.

Orchard View Cherries wraps up record year

The Dalles, Ore.-based Orchard View Cherries team is wrapping up a successful 2019 season.

Western Costcos to promote Equitable Food Initiative produce

The Equitable Food Initiative is partnering with Costco Wholesale in California, Oregon and Washington to boost consumer awareness and sales of EFI-certified fruits and vegetables.

NW pear group appoints officers

The Pear Bureau Northwest recently appointed new officers on its board of directors.

California Giant summer blueberry program grows

California Giant Berry Farms, Watsonville, is celebrating a milestone this summer with its summer blueberry program — conventional and organic — seeing dramatic production increases.

Oregon kiwiberries now available

The short-lived Oregon kiwiberry season has started.
Oct 09, 2018 by Kevin Spafford #Produce Crops, #Oregon