Cuban farms: Making virtue from necessity

By |January 11th, 2017|

Shortages of fuel, chemicals and machinery make Cuban farms organic but not efficient.

Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast

By |January 11th, 2017|

Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers.

Insider tips to avoid growing an $8 box of fruit

By |January 10th, 2017|

Success from tree to market

Trade questions loom as 2017 begins

By |January 10th, 2017|

Focus for the year ahead is keeping current markets open while the U.S. tree fruit industry awaits the president-elect’s actions on trade.

Ag Safety Day coming to Wenatchee and Yakima in Feb.

By |January 9th, 2017|

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Washington State Labor and Industries and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board are hosting the 13th Annual Agriculture Safety Day. 

Public input requested on labor practices charter

By |January 6th, 2017|

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The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association are seeking public input on a draft framework for responsible labor

Nick Ferrari, Young Grower from Linden, California

By |December 30th, 2016|

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family background/ Fourth-generation farmer in the San Joaquin Valley. Nick has volunteered with several young grower groups and is involved

Hansen: Vineyard mechanization – Is grape quality impacted?

By |December 14th, 2016|

New research has the potential to save wine grape growers millions in labor costs.

Sazo: Recruiting – and keeping – workers

By |December 12th, 2016|

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Even as growers plant high-density orchards that require significant labor to maintain, many still lack a reliable, skilled and committed

WSTFA annual meeting — Wednesday wrapup

By |December 7th, 2016|

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Farm transfer planning and lending were the topics in one Wednesday morning session about “Future Farmers” at the Washington State

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