Labor worries spur automation effort

By |November 7th, 2014|

Washington scientists are looking for worldwide collaborators to work on automated harvesting.

Chilled by ICE

By |September 12th, 2014|

Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity is relentless.

California fruit league changes name

By |August 12th, 2014|

Nearly 80 years after its inception, the California Grape and Tree Fruit League announced they are changing their name [...]

Farm-worker crossings to resume at U.S.-Mexico border

By |August 6th, 2014|

The Washington Farm Labor Association says it will resume scheduling  crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border for farm workers, but [...]

Paperwork snafu halting H-2A workers at Mexican border

By |July 31st, 2014|

Up to 2,000 potential workers stymied at Tijuana crossing, another 800 stuck at Nuevo Laredo

Obama goes without Congress on immigration reform

By |June 30th, 2014|

President Barack Obama will announce today his plan to use executive authority to move on immigration reform.

Obama has said [...]

Building for the apple boom

By |June 17th, 2014|

Washington’s apple production has ramped up faster than expected.

High-tech cherry packing facility debuts

By |May 14th, 2014|

New plant doubles the cherry volume for Washington Fruit.

Technology is the future of cherry packing

By |May 14th, 2014|

West Coast cherry packers are quickly adopting new sorting technology.

Growers make H-2A work

By |May 1st, 2014|

Washington is the fourth largest employer of H-2A workers in the country after North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.