Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

By |November 26th, 2014|

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

A tale of two harvesters

By |November 26th, 2014|

Two ladderless apple harvest machines vie for grower approval. They are now for sale.
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Obama’s immigration order reduces risk of growers losing current employees

By |November 25th, 2014|

 

I recently saw a movie where the main character had a sticker on his mirror that read: “A [...]

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.