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El Níno expected to return; drought zones likely to expand

06/03/2014 9:20:48 PM

The meteorologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is “extremely likely” the El... Watch Video.


Knowing late blight's origin could aid finding controls

06/03/2014 11:24:48 AM

Mexico is the origin of the late blight epidemic that caused the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s,... Read more.


The Packer to launch West Coast expo next May

06/02/2014 7:47:51 AM

LENEXA, Kan. — Business should be a pleasure next May in Palm Springs, Calif., as The Packer... Watch Video.



USDA seeks further comments on genetically engineered spud

05/30/2014 10:11:28 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment and a... Read more.


Washington Fruit & Produce plans to double cherry packing output

05/30/2014 10:12:08 PM

A new packing house means Washington Fruit & Produce Co. could double its cherry packing output... Watch Video.


Project seeks to improve farmers market food safety

05/28/2014 12:23:50 PM

Researchers hope to enlist smartphones, tablets and the Web to help farmers market vendors and managers... Read more.


Study finds consumers confused about local, organic foods

05/28/2014 9:55:34 AM

When it comes to the differences between local and organic foods, near one-fifth of consumers involved... Read more.



WA 38 apple variety to be marketed as 'Cosmic Crisp'

05/21/2014 2:17:20 PM

WA 38, an apple variety developed by Washington State University, has a new brand name designed to... Read more.


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