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The Washington Farm Labor Association is providing a webinar for growers who will be surveyed this month about foreign worker wage and employment practices.
Dr. Jim McFerson assumed the new role of director of Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in August, while still working as
Richard Lehnert, Good Fruit Grower associate editor, is attending the U.S. Apple Association crop outlook conference in Chicago and wrote a notebook from the first
Intrexon Corporation, of Germantown, Maryland, a company that describes itself as involved in synthetic biology, has agreed to buy Oxitec, of Oxford, England, a pioneer
Late flights might cause fruit damage.
The Washington Supreme Court today ruled that piece-rate workers must be paid separately for rest breaks.
The Yakima Herald Reports:
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Piece-rate farm workers must
Good Fruit Grower has a team covering the International Fruit Tree Association’s 2015 Regional Summer Tour in Washington State.
We’ll have forthcoming reports on our web
Cornell University extension’s Lake Ontario Fruit Team is organizing its first-ever summer tour for Spanish-speaking employees. It will be held in Orleans Country the afternoon
Michigan State University horticulture professor Jim Flore gladly accepted and quickly donned the official red sports jacket as he was honored as Cherry Industry Person
Through July 6th, Northwest cherry growers have shipped 15.2 million 20-lb. boxes of fruit. That’s 21 percent more than the previous record and 124 percent
A wildfire that started as a brush fire near Wenatchee over the weekend affected several tree fruit businesses and destroyed 28 homes.
Embers from the burning
Sheryl McGrath has been appointed to succeed Dave Roseleip as president of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation.
Roseleip retired at the end of June
Lindsey Huber has joined the Washington Apple Commission staff in Wenatchee as export marketing coordinator.
Huber earned a degree in agribusiness with a minor in international
Dave Henze has been appointed president of Holtzinger Fruit Company in Yakima, Washington, to succeed David Lawrence.
Henze has more than 18 years’ experience in the
Broetje Orchards of Washington State, one of the country’s largest apple growers, has agreed to pay a $2.25 million fine for hiring illegal immigrants. The
Spotted wing drosophila do not depend on fruit and berry growers’ crops for their food, shelter, and reproduction. They can live in non-crop host plants
Cornell University has published a new integrated pest management series of 15 fact sheets under the title “Apple IPM for Beginners.”
The series was edited by
Farmers in nearly half of Oregon’s counties can apply for $2.5 million in USDA drought relief funding through June 26. The money is available to
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that China’s agriculture regulatory agency has allowed access for all U.S. apple varieties, according to a news release today from
With temperatures rising and water restrictions starting in Washington and other western states, several announcements to help growers through the coming season are cropping up.
Northwest cherry growers expected to harvest just under 20 million boxes of fresh cherries this season, down from 23 million in 2014.
During Northwest Cherry Growers’
There’s a new requirement for growers who receive federal crop insurance premium support.
The 2014 Farm Bill tied federal crop insurance subsidies to conservation compliance, so