Agriculture

WSU Developing New Apple
Washington State University researchers have been developing a new apple variety they expect to release to Eastern and Central Washington growers in a couple of years.
It's called WA 38, the latest creation of WSU’s world-class tree fruit breeding program...
Dangerous Country Outside Those City Limits — Dave’s Diary
The city slicker becomes the country bumpkin in the 1965 TV hit Green Acres.  The theme song says it all!   “Green acres is the place for me. Farm livin' is the life for me. Land spreadin' out so far and wide. Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.”  Of course fledgling farmer Eddie Albert’s…
Gluten Eats Into Cereal Sales –Dave’s Diary
It’s the most important meal of the day but it’s changing.  I grew up on Raisin Bran and bacon and eggs but chances are good that your kids are eating something else.
A recent study finds that Americans are buying less cereal and more breakfast bars...
Cherry Crops Damaged by Rain
Recent showers have been bad news for some cherry growers in Central Washington.
Growers try to prevent wet cherries from splitting due to wet weather by drying them with wind turbines, air sprayers and hiring helicopters to fly over their orchards...
Yakima Farmer’s Market Survives Rain
With the unusual weather starting the summer, vendors at the Yakima Farmer's Market were caught off guard on Sunday. But the unseasonal rain has not stopped people from making their way to Yakima Avenue and Third Street to buy some of the freshest food around...

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