One of the biggest of the many problems with the H-2A foreign guest-worker program, from the grower’s point of [...]
Mark Rice, like almost every other commercial fruit grower, is concerned about his future labor supply. Rice needs about [...]
The federal H-2A foreign guest-worker program allows employers who are short of workers to bring people into the United [...]
David Rice is president of Rice Fruit Company and manager of packing and storage operations.
In recent years, [...]
Mark Rice chose to go with Kiku, a high quality Fuji fruit strain that is easier to grow than [...]
Lunch is often a Rice family affair, as several members work in the office or packing plant. From left [...]
President, Washington State Horticultural AssociationDavid Douglas, 37, works for the family growing and packing operation, Douglas Fruit [...]
Nominations for board positions with several Pacific Northwest fruit industry groups will be held during upcoming horticultural meetings.
Many growers, particularly on the West Coast, didn’t have enough workers to pick their fruit last fall. The new [...]