Australia has announced plans to accept 12,000 refugees from Iraq and Syria, and the horticulture industry is eyeing the potential for an influx of new workers.
In a statement Sept. 15, the industry’s Voice of Agriculture
The Washington Farm Labor Association is providing a webinar for growers who will be surveyed this month about foreign worker wage and employment practices.
The state employment and security department says the results of the survey
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 be paid separately for rest breaks, the state Supreme Court
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 fine is one of the largest ever levied against an
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 Northwest Fruit Exporters.
Phytosanitary certificates for export will be available after
Okanagan Specialty Fruits plans to submit more GMO apple varieties for deregulation within the year.
Health Canada has approved two varieties of Arctic apples, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious, for growth and sale in Canada.
The announcement was made on the Health Canada website five weeks after deregulation was
A federal judge has issued a blistering critique of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the agency had brought a lawsuit against growers that was “baseless, unreasonable and frivolous.”
The decision on March 18 by U.S.
Attorneys suggest how to protect yourself from being sued.