Meet Washington State’s new agriculture director

By |April 15th, 2013|

Bud Hover’s road to directorship of the Washington State Department of Agriculture began in 1938 when his mother and [...]

An urgent plea for immigration reform

By |April 1st, 2013|

Devout Christians will tell you God works in mysterious ways.

So, perhaps it was divine intervention that two teenagers from [...]

Ladder falls top accident list

By |April 1st, 2013|

Farming is a dangerous occupation, which makes accident prevention even more important.

Farming is one of the four most dangerous [...]

Start working on health care now

By |April 1st, 2013|

Health care reform will add to employers’ costs and complicate their business when regulations take effect next year. But, [...]

Are you over 50?

By |April 1st, 2013|

To find out if you will be required to provide a health benefits plan for your employees starting January [...]

Ag groups united

By |January 15th, 2013|

Tree fruit industry advocates believe the timing is right for Congress to pass an immigration reform bill. But it [...]

The Top 5

By |January 15th, 2013|

Is yours a family-first business or a business-first family?

Iowa farmer and author Jolene Brown explained the difference when she [...]

Good Point: What can we expect from Congress in 2013?

By |January 1st, 2013|

After the November election, the first question from members of our association, other growers, and allied associations was: “What [...]

Worried about labor

By |December 1st, 2012|

Steve Hunt, the incoming president of the Michigan State Horticultural Society, grows only one kind of fruit—blueberries—about 110 acres [...]

Farm labor solution critical

By |December 1st, 2012|

Just before the November elections, there was a flurry of farm labor-related activity in Washington, D.C.

As it turns out, [...]