Read the latest news about Washington state's top crops: apples and pears; wheat and hay; milk and dairy; potatoes and vegetables; cherries, grapes and hops. Topics also include Washington state wines and viticulture, beef cattle and other livestock; aquaculture; international trade in farm commodities; organic foods, pesticides, herbicides and the debate over genetically modified crops (GMO).
An incurable virus is causing major damage to the nation’s $250-million-a-year rose business. The virus, spread by wind-blown mites about half the length of a grain of salt, has been found in at least 30 states. VIEW