Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market.
This year's Washington apple crop is estimated at 131 million 40-pound boxes. That's according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, which says this year's crop is down 2 percent from the 2017 harvest of 134 million boxes
The pecan is being rebranded as more than just pie. Pecan growers and suppliers are hoping to sell U.S. consumers on the virtues of North America's only native nut as a hedge against a potential trade war with China