Order on immigration

By |January 5th, 2015|

Executive Order is not the answer to ag’s labor problems, but it does help.

Supreme Court to address piece-rate breaks

By |January 5th, 2015|

Farm workers are entitled to rest breaks, but how does this apply to piece-rate labor?

Growers urged to return labor survey

By |January 2nd, 2015|

The survey will help determine the wage that employers may have to pay H-2A workers.

People count at Duckwall Fruit

By |December 17th, 2014|

Duckwall’s mission is to mold a team who will achieve the best possible results for its growers and customers, and ultimately consumers.

Who will pick the fruit? : 2014 Growers of the Year

By |December 4th, 2014|

Craig O’Brien designs his orchards to be attractive to workers.

Latino Leadership Award 2014: José Ramirez

By |November 28th, 2014|

His philosophy has always been that you can’t wait for things to happen around you. You have to make them happen.

New tree fruit association will expand services

By |November 28th, 2014|

The new Washington Tree Fruit Association plans to expand its services to the industry, says President Jon DeVaney, who will be busy working on legislative affairs in the state capital of Olympia in the coming session.

Growers’ advocate ends 42-year career

By |November 27th, 2014|

During his four decades working at the Washington Growers Clearing House Association, Kirk Mayer saw the Washington apple crop grow from 25 million boxes to 140 million and availability of labor become an increasing concern.

Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

By |November 26th, 2014|

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

A tale of two harvesters

By |November 26th, 2014|

Two ladderless apple harvest machines vie for grower approval. They are now for sale.

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