H-2A is expensive but essential

By |January 28th, 2016|

McDougall and Sons takes pride in its housing camps.

Avoiding heat-related illness

By |December 28th, 2015|

Study finds workers paid piece rate tend to work harder and take fewer breaks, increasing the risk of heat-related illness symptoms.

Funds issued for more farmworker housing in Washington State

By |December 3rd, 2015|

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The state of Washington today awarded the Washington Growers League $3 million to build a seasonal farmworker housing complex in

Farm labor workshops start Nov. 16

By |November 6th, 2015|

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The Washington Growers League and the law firm of Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore and Shore are sponsoring farm labor workshops

Australia’s hort industry sees refugees as possible workers

By |September 16th, 2015|

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Australia has announced plans to accept 12,000 refugees from Iraq and Syria, and the horticulture industry is eyeing the potential

Should you pay for travel time?

By |September 14th, 2015|

Travel time is not normally compensable, but there are exceptions.

Webinar scheduled as worker survey heads to Washington growers

By |September 4th, 2015|

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The Washington Farm Labor Association is providing a webinar for growers who will be surveyed this month about foreign worker

Hedging to improve quality

By |August 26th, 2015|

A Washington grower-packer foresees multiple benefits from mechanical pruning.

Developing tomorrow’s workforce

By |August 7th, 2015|

WSU is working with the tree fruit industry to address its increasing need for qualified employees.

Ecofarm raises food awareness

By |August 7th, 2015|

People want to know where their food comes from and how it’s grown, says Washington grower Jim Baird.

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