House bill would revamp H-2A program

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Northwest tree fruit industry groups tentatively praised Monday’s effort by U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, to revamp the nation’s agricultural guest worker program.

Following the high-density leaders – 2017 IFTA

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Michigan’s early adopters of high-density systems share tips for multiple leaders and cropping techniques.

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.

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.

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.

Orchard mechanization gains momentum

By |August 8th, 2017|

Growers increasingly find ways to adopt new technologies across all four seasons.

Willett: Taking advantage of technology

By |August 8th, 2017|

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The desire to automate segments of the tree fruit industry isn’t new.

At its formation, as far back as the 1960s,

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