apples http://nwpr.org en Apple Production Way Up In Washington For 2012 http://nwpr.org/post/apple-production-way-washington-2012 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/110113AK_Apples_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s agricultural crops in 2012 are up 6 percent from the year before.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent USDA report say agricultural products reached nearly $10 billion.</span><p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 00:34:35 +0000 Anna King 36673 at http://nwpr.org Apple Production Way Up In Washington For 2012 Delivering Apples To Offices A Healthy Business For Recent College Grads http://nwpr.org/post/delivering-apples-offices-healthy-business-recent-college-grads <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/082813AK_Apple-A-Day_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>We’ve all been there. You’re hungry, and you want something good to eat, but there’s no time. So you hit the vending machine for sugar or salt.<p>A recent Washington State University grad wants to change that. She’s started a Northwest business around a simple, better choice: an urban apple delivery service.<p>Apple-A-Day got its start in the Mecca of apple-country – Yakima, Washington. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:01:26 +0000 Anna King 33311 at http://nwpr.org Delivering Apples To Offices A Healthy Business For Recent College Grads Tired Of Your Old Apple? A New Variety Is On The Horizon http://nwpr.org/post/tired-your-old-apple-new-variety-horizon <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/082313AK_Apple_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Northwest apple growers are expecting a bumper crop this year and harvest is already beginning on some farms.<p>But growers are excited over an apple variety you can’t even get in stores yet.<p>Washington’s crop this year is going to be the second largest on record – at 4.8-billion pounds. Only last year's crop was larger.<p>Northwest apple expert Rebecca Lyons attributes that recent growth to newer much-denser plantings. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:23:07 +0000 Anna King 33068 at http://nwpr.org Tired Of Your Old Apple? A New Variety Is On The Horizon Labor Shortage Hits Some Apple Growers Hard http://nwpr.org/post/labor-shortage-hits-some-apple-growers-hard <p>The apple harvest season is starting to wrap up across the Northwest. Despite record yields, many farmers had trouble getting their time-sensitive crop off the trees because of a short labor supply. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:52:08 +0000 Anna King 17045 at http://nwpr.org Labor Shortage Hits Some Apple Growers Hard Consumers Could See Higher Apple Prices This Year http://nwpr.org/post/consumers-could-see-higher-apple-prices-year <p>Moms and dads hoping to pack an apple in their children’s lunches might have to budget a bit more this year. That’s because even though the Northwest has seen a bumper crop in apples, elsewhere there’s a shortage. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:31:04 +0000 Anna King 17043 at http://nwpr.org Consumers Could See Higher Apple Prices This Year In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom http://nwpr.org/post/washington-state-picker-shortage-threatens-apple-boom In western Michigan, there <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/09/17/161276597/shriveled-mich-apple-harvest-means-fewer-jobs-tough-year-ahead">aren't enough</a> apples to pick because bad weather decimated 85 to 90 percent of the crop. But Washington state has the opposite problem — there's an abundance of apples, but not enough pickers.<p>This should be the happiest, busiest time of year in Washington apple orchards. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:25:00 +0000 Anna King 16148 at http://nwpr.org In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom Washingon's Massive Apple Crop Slow To Come Off Trees http://nwpr.org/post/washingons-massive-apple-crop-slow-come-trees <p>Washington state apple growers are harvesting the second-largest crop in history, but it appears there won't be enough workers to get the fruit off the trees quickly enough. The bulk of the region’s fruit will be picked in the next few weeks. As Correspondent Anna King reports, the labor shortage comes as apple prices are high. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:44:35 +0000 Anna King 16042 at http://nwpr.org Washingon's Massive Apple Crop Slow To Come Off Trees