U.S., India Reach Agreement on Ag Trade

India and the United States agreed to expand trade between the nations on some agricultural products. Those include U.S. cherries, alfalfa, and distiller’s dried grains, as well as Indian mangoes, grapes, shrimp, and water buffalo. The two sides came together in the first U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum meeting in four years. The trade ministers also […]

Growers Reminded To Watch Out For Grape Pruning Disease

Grapevine pruning diseases can be extremely harmful in established grapevines, occurring after the vines are pruned back after the growing season. Dr. Akif Eskalen, plant pathology, Cooperative Extension Specialist and lecturer in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis, has done extensive research on the causes, prevention and treatment of grapevine […]

Nursery Remains Tops In Oregon; Cherries, Hazelnuts New To The Top Ten

NASS is out with the top commodities for Oregon in 2020. The state’s greenhouse and nursery industry experienced a COVID-19 boon with value of production topping $1 billion for a second year in a row. Industry experts say the “stay home” orders boosted sales nationwide as more people took up gardening and landscaping. Coming in […]

Oregon State University Looking for Grape Pest Feedback

Oregon State University Extension wants to hear from grape growers across the Pacific Northwest regarding pest management efforts. The study looks to better understand regional communication and group cooperation among growers in the three states. There are two separate surveys, which OSU official says should take about 35 minutes all together. The First Survey takes […]

NASS: Many NW Fruit Growers Expecting Larger Crops

According to NASS, fruit growers across the Northwest anticipate a larger crop this year. Based on August 1st conditions, Oregon apple production is forecast at 190 million pounds, up 9% from 2020. Washington apple production is forecast at 7.40 billion pounds, up 7% from last year’s production. Washington ranks number one in apple production nationally, […]

Students Create Wine To Help WSU V&E Program

Seniors in Washington State University’s wine science program rolled out an exclusive wine made available for purchase during April’s Private Barrel Auction. Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling, director of WSU’s Wine Science Center, said what makes this wine variety unique is that the students started with Petit Verdot as the main component, which provide a flavor and texture […]

Perry Expects Profits For Cherry Growers, Mixed Results In The Vineyards

As we continue our series on Northwest Farm Credit Services’ quarterly Market Snapshot, we look today and cherries and the wine industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said he expects slight profits for both vineyards and wineries, but added it will be a mixed bag for both. “Lower grape yields and […]