Ag job fairs planned in Eastern Washington

  • February 26th, 2015

Agricultural job fairs have been announced for three communities in Eastern Washington centered on educating Spanish speaking workers about employment programs in the state. The job fairs will take place in Bridgeport, Yakima and Kennewick, Washington on March 3, 4 and 5, 2015. Read more information about these events [...]

Associations seek grower support in piece-rate case

  • January 6th, 2015

Two associations are asking tree fruit growers to help defend a Washington State Supreme Court case regarding extra pay for piece-rate worker rest breaks. Read the request below from The Washington Farm Labor Association and Washington State Tree Fruit Association. To learn more about this case, read Sara Wixson’s [...]

  • People count at Duckwall Fruit

People count at Duckwall Fruit

  • December 17th, 2014
Duckwall’s mission is to mold a team who will achieve the best possible results for its growers and customers, and ultimately consumers.
  • Growers’ advocate ends 42-year career

Growers’ advocate ends 42-year career

  • November 27th, 2014
During his four decades working at the Washington Growers Clearing House Association, Kirk Mayer saw the Washington apple crop grow from 25 million boxes to 140 million and availability of labor become an increasing concern.