WSU Announces New Way To Preserve Frozen Raspberries

Washington State University scientists say they have come up with a new way to preserve the structure of frozen raspberries when thawed. WSU’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering professor, Shyam Sablani, said it’s a three step process before the berries are frozen. First he noted infuse pectin and calcium into the berries, which he said improves […]

Baron: Nooksack Basin Dispute Could Have Big Impacts On Water Rights Across Washington

A water rights issue in Northwest Washington could have long-term and damaging impacts on the rights of farmers across the entire state, that according to Gerald Baron, Executive Director of Save Family Farming. The state Department of Ecology is currently moving toward the adjudication of water rights in the Nooksack Basin in Whatcom County. Baron […]

USITC Investigation Competition in Raspberry Industry

The U.S. International Trade Commission is seeking input for a new general fact finding investigation on the U.S. raspberry industry here in Washington.The investigation announced last week will look into the conditions of competition between U.S. and foreign suppliers of raspberries meant for processing. The investigation was requested by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in […]

WSU Debuts New Raspberry Variety

It’s taken more than a decade to develop, but Washington State University has unveiled a new raspberry variety, Cascade Premier.  WSU Small Fruit Breeder Patrick Moore has been working on varieties at WSU’s Puyallup Research Center for 31 year, and he calls this the best one year.   “Cascade Premier has better Root Rot tolerance […]