Packing apples in Italy

By |January 22nd, 2015|

Presizing and presorting apples into storage changes the way apples are packed in Italy.

Washington Growers League meets Jan. 22 in Yakima

By |January 13th, 2015|

The Washington Growers League will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting and Labor Conference on Thursday, January 22 from 8:00 [...]

Associations seek grower support in piece-rate case

By |January 6th, 2015|

Two associations are asking tree fruit growers to help defend a Washington State Supreme Court case regarding extra pay [...]

Order on immigration

By |January 5th, 2015|

Executive Order is not the answer to ag’s labor problems, but it does help.

Supreme Court to address piece-rate breaks

By |January 5th, 2015|

Farm workers are entitled to rest breaks, but how does this apply to piece-rate labor?

Growers urged to return labor survey

By |January 2nd, 2015|

The survey will help determine the wage that employers may have to pay H-2A workers.

People count at Duckwall Fruit

By |December 17th, 2014|

Duckwall’s mission is to mold a team who will achieve the best possible results for its growers and customers, and ultimately consumers.

Who will pick the fruit? : 2014 Growers of the Year

By |December 4th, 2014|

Craig O’Brien designs his orchards to be attractive to workers.

Latino Leadership Award 2014: José Ramirez

By |November 28th, 2014|

His philosophy has always been that you can’t wait for things to happen around you. You have to make them happen.

Growers’ advocate ends 42-year career

By |November 27th, 2014|

During his four decades working at the Washington Growers Clearing House Association, Kirk Mayer saw the Washington apple crop grow from 25 million boxes to 140 million and availability of labor become an increasing concern.