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Fall is prime time for apple picking
“We'd like to think that we're responsible for high demand but it's really the weather," says Al Rose of Red Apple Farm.
Strong dollar is squeezing profits from this Washington farmer's exports
Patrick Smith, CEO of Loftus Ranches, is fighting inflation as well. Some fertilizer materials have nearly doubled in a year or two, he says.
Washington apple farmer is "optimistic" as workers get vaccinated
“They are on the front lines of the food production industry in this country," said Patrick Smith, who runs Loftus Ranches.
Coronavirus is driving people to one family farm
"I guess, thanks in large part to COVID, we had a lot of people looking for outdoor picking and being outside at farms," says Red Apple Farm owner Al Rose.
Coming soon to a produce aisle near you...
What the Cosmic Crisp means for the apple industry.
Tariffs on Mexican imports may increase the price you pay for apples
One apple farmer in Washington state shares his concerns about the trade war with Mexico.
Retaliatory Mexico tariff could leave apples rotting on trees
The 20 percent tariff on U.S. apple exports will have huge effects on Washington's apple industry.
What China's tariff retaliation means for apple growers
Patrick Smith of Loftus Ranches says trade wars disproportionately impact U.S. farmers.
Kids won’t eat their apples? Try slicing them
Researchers from Cornell University found slicing apples boosts consumption by 70 percent.
Cider makers think Vermont could be their Napa Valley
Cider is expected to rise to 5 percent of the beer market in the next five years.