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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.
  • New tree fruit association will expand services

New tree fruit association will expand services

  • November 28th, 2014
The new Washington Tree Fruit Association plans to expand its services to the industry, says President Jon DeVaney, who will be busy working on legislative affairs in the state capital of Olympia in the coming session.
  • 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.

Organic fruit attracts customers

  • November 26th, 2014

Steve Tennes, who operates the Country Mill orchard and farm market at Charlotte, Michigan, became convinced several years ago that there was a future in organic fruit production. Today, some of his customers will come a hundred miles or more from Detroit and Chicago specially to buy his organic [...]