Legal & Regulatory

Growers in pursuit of precision agriculture

By |September 19th, 2017|

Researchers and growers in New York aim to push high-density orchards to peak performance.

Justices hear arguments on farmworker piece-rate wages

By |September 14th, 2017|

Washington State Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Sept. 14 at the Temple of Justice in Olympia on the question of whether employers should be mandated to pay their piece-rate workers a separate hourly rate for work not directly connected to production, such as training or waiting for equipment.

Sustainable and less sticky solutions for pear psylla

By |September 14th, 2017|

New pear IPM project looks at potential for biocontrols and pest repellents.

Packers improve, impress with pears

By |September 13th, 2017|

Wenatchee pear packers show Interpera group new technology on their lines.

Piece-rate details back in court

By |September 6th, 2017|

The legal vagaries of piece-rate compensation will continue Sept. 14 when Washington’s Supreme Court hears arguments about whether growers should have to pay their workers separately for meetings, traveling to and from orchards and other forms of “unproductive time.”

Grower helps develop automated reflective color-fabric roller – Video

By |September 5th, 2017|

Their work shines

WAEF hosting ESL forum in Central Washington

By |August 29th, 2017|

The Washington Apple Education Foundation will host its fifth adult English as a second language forum on Sept. 13 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. The forum is open to providers of adult ESL located in Central Washington.

Free event in Yakima for growers Sept. 21 on intellectual property management

By |August 24th, 2017|

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A free Intellectual Property Washington Summit for growers will be held Sept. 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Yakima,

Allan Bros. paces innovation

By |August 23rd, 2017|

Longtime Washington fruit company leads the way with development of new technologies, including collaboration on vacuum picker.

California eyes changes to chlorpyrifos regulation

By |August 21st, 2017|

The California Environmental Protection Agency has announced that two state agencies are pursuing actions that could lead to increased restrictions on chlorpyrifos, a widely used agricultural pesticide.

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