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Agriculture & Food Processing

The ‘internet of things’ is brewing at home.

The ‘internet of things’ is brewing at home.

Home heating systems you can control with your phone, body performance monitors in your clothing and the connected car have brought to life the internet of things. Now, with the cloud and the ease of interconnectedness we have robotic personalized brewing. A food scientist and two former Microsoft tech experts have created the PicoBrew for […]

| December 15, 2014
And you thought you had a big freezer.

And you thought you had a big freezer.

In the summer of 2015 Richland Washington will be home to the largest public freezer in North America. Nearly the size of 8 football fields and about 10 stories tall, Preferred Freezer Services’ facility will be a regional hub for distribution of frozen agricultural products. And they’ll have no problem getting frozen food out of […]

| November 19, 2014
Washington apples exporting again to China.

Washington apples exporting again to China.

Washington annually exports $845 million apples and now China will once again be enjoying our Red and Golden delicious apples. China is our top export market for all kinds of products, $11.2 billion a year, but they had restricted apple imports during the past two years. Washington’s agricultural products including apples, wheat, cherries and pears […]

| October 31, 2014
Washington’s artisan beverages make their mark.

Washington’s artisan beverages make their mark.

Whether it’s international wine competitions or nationwide beer festivals Washington handcrafted beverages are winning top honors. Recently 9 Washington beers won medals at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Earlier this year Sunnyside’s Maryhill Winery was named “Winery of the Year” and took over 30 awards at the nation’s largest international competition. Washington also boasts […]

| October 29, 2014
Demand for Washington hops flourishes.

Demand for Washington hops flourishes.

Over three-quarters of the U.S. hops are grown in Eastern Washington and this year’s harvest is up 7 percent. The increase in craft breweries around the country has encouraged orchardists to expand their crops to include more specialty hops varieties. With the doubling of Washington breweries in the past 5+ year,  Yakima Valley growers have […]

| September 29, 2014
Small farm co-op makes it easier to eat local in Spokane.

Small farm co-op makes it easier to eat local in Spokane.

Washington State’s agricultural industry boasts 39,000 operations statewide with 80% of those being small farms. The current  farm-to-table trend has created a robust demand for the produce grown by local farms. However, the challenge has been how to effectively connect the farmer and the chef. Two students studying sustainable business and with personal ties to […]

| August 25, 2014
Niche foods popping up across the globe.

Niche foods popping up across the globe.

Washington State is well-known for its gourmet coffees, handcrafted chocolates and micro-brews, artisan cheeses and internationally acclaimed wines. Gourmet popcorn by KuKuRuZa  has been delighting Seattle area customers with such flavors as Lavender Lemonade, Brown Butter and Sea Salt, and Maple Bacon. Now international popcorn aficionados have come calling and the company is franchising their […]

| August 14, 2014
Washington winery takes top international honors.

Washington winery takes top international honors.

Maryhill Winery was named “Winery of the Year” at the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition over 4,500 other competitors.  The Goldendale, Washington winery also took over 30 awards in various categories at the San Francisco event, the nation’s largest international wine competition. The exceptional quality and diversity of grapes grown in Washington has brought worldwide […]

| July 11, 2014