Legal & Regulatory

Lowering injuries by reducing ladder work

By |May 5th, 2015|

The shift to pedestrian orchards gives workers a safer footing.

Dealing with DACA

By |May 5th, 2015|

Programs allow undocumented workers to defer deportation, but present pitfalls for employers.

Child care could expand labor pool

By |May 5th, 2015|

Providing child care could allow women to work more hours.

Litigation lurks

By |May 5th, 2015|

Attorneys are looking for opportunities to sue, says a grower who’s spent years fighting a frivolous lawsuit.

Labor flow changes direction

By |May 1st, 2015|

Changes in Mexico are reducing the pool of workers available to U.S. growers.

Wine wastewater permits are coming

By |April 16th, 2015|

Final rules for Washington State wineries expected by next spring.

Automated pruning with robotics

By |April 13th, 2015|

Robots can follow pruning rules as well as humans, but a key was writing the rules.

Arctic apple Q&A: Expect more GMO apples in the pipeline

By |April 1st, 2015|

Okanagan Specialty Fruits plans to submit more GMO apple varieties for deregulation within the year.

Few bees in vineyards

By |March 25th, 2015|

Grape pest practices in Washington aren’t harming bees.

Growers urged to join stewardship project

By |March 24th, 2015|

Agriculture in Washington has not been affected by growth management regulations—yet.

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