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.

Labor shortage favors imports

By |April 29th, 2014|

New study says a shortage of labor is hampering expansion of U.S. fruit production.

Michigan growers worry about labor

By |April 29th, 2014|

If nothing gets done to solve immigration issues this year, and, with it, assure a supply of domestic seasonal [...]

Paying for rest time

By |April 29th, 2014|

Paying a piece-rate equivalent for rest breaks helps keep workers productive and motivated, a labor specialist says.

New clothing material may better protect workers

By |April 29th, 2014|

Study looks at lightweight, Teflon-like material might have potential for protective clothing for pesticide applicators.

Are you the employer of choice?

By |April 7th, 2014|

Three apple producers look to mechanization to help deal with potential labor shortages.

Bryan Mrachek, Young Grower, March 1, 2014

By |March 6th, 2014|

Bryan Mrachek / grower / Malaga, Washington

age / 27

family farm / Lucky Bohemian Farms, which is owned by Laura and [...]

EPA proposes pesticide exposure rules

By |February 25th, 2014|

EPA proposes revised safety rules on pesticide exposure to farm workers

Give feedback on crop insurance

By |January 29th, 2014|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Washington State Department of Agriculture will hold listening sessions in February to [...]

Labor worries

By |January 21st, 2014|

Michigan is at the north end of the migrant stream.