GAO report documents, but doesn’t fix, H-2A

By |December 1st, 2012|

Adding new fuel to the growing fire over farm labor reform, the Government Accountability Office issued a report in [...]

Cold is hot topic at Expo

By |November 1st, 2012|

Great Lakes region fruit growers won’t soon forget 2012, the year that Mother Nature, for the first time in [...]

Planning for continued success

By |November 1st, 2012|

Those are among the reasons why the main theme of the association’s annual meeting, December 3 to 5, will [...]

Looking for a bipartisan solution

By |October 1st, 2012|

Apple harvest season last year brought home to Dale Foreman just how important a reliable labor force was to [...]

Good Stuff

By |May 15th, 2012|

Stickers link to grower videos
Thanks to new data bar technology, shoppers anywhere in the world can use smartphones [...]

Later and later cherries

By |May 15th, 2012|

Sweetheart, a late-season cultivar developed at the Summerland research center in British Columbia, Canada, is the second-most planted variety [...]

USA Farmers seek reform

By |April 1st, 2012|

Chalmers Carr III doesn’t expect Congressional action on farm labor and immigration issues before the fall elections this year, [...]

Seasonal workers essential but costly

By |April 1st, 2012|

Having to rely on migrant labor has never been an easy game for fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada.

While [...]

Tallying the costs

By |April 1st, 2012|

Tree fruit growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan ­Valley typically require about 3,300 seasonal workers annually. But working with foreign [...]

Watch other crops for labor trends

By |April 1st, 2012|

Eastern Washington State is the world’s fastest-growing region for blueberry production.

Tree fruit growers anxious about the labor market in [...]