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Sept. 9: Hard cider symposium builds on momentum

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

cider-apples-80SEATTLE – Hard cider isn’t new; but as an industry, it is growing. Rapidly. In 2011, 7.6 million gallons of hard cider was sold commercially in the United States. In 2014, that number was 53 million gallons. » More …

Grant enables WSU scientists to study cider apple qualities

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

Miles-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Cider apple qualities and consumer preferences will be evaluated thanks to a $40,000 “Emerging Research Issues” grant received this month by Washington State University researchers. » More …

Study reveals promise for expanding hard cider industry

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

apples-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A new study by researchers at Washington State University shows that mechanical harvesting of cider apples can provide labor and cost savings without affecting fruit, juice or cider quality. » More …