Broetje Orchards to pay $2.25 million fine for hiring illegal immigrants

By |June 4th, 2015|

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Broetje Orchards of Washington State, one of the country’s largest apple growers, has agreed to pay a $2.25 million fine

China’s ag agency says yes to all varieties of U.S. apples

By |May 26th, 2015|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that China’s agriculture regulatory agency has allowed access for all U.S. apple varieties, according to

Growers League opens farmworker housing

By |May 6th, 2015|

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U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse took the opportunity to visit the new Brender Creek seasonal farmworker housing complex in Cashmere while

USDA Approves Record-Breaking Purchase of Apples

By |April 29th, 2015|

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US Apple Association today issued the following news release:
 Vienna, Va. – April 29, 2015 – The United States Department of

Don Mercer to be inducted into Wine Hall of Fame

By |April 13th, 2015|

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Horse Heaven Hills pioneer Don Mercer will be inducted in the Legend of Washington Hall of Fame in August by

Another record harvest for wine grapes

By |April 13th, 2015|

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Washington State’s 2014 wine grape harvest was the largest on record and posted the third consecutive year of growth, reports

Washington fruit commission representatives reappointed

By |April 13th, 2015|

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Mike Wade of Wenatchee has been reappointed as a representative of the Washington State Fruit Commission on the board of

Apple specialist retires

By |April 13th, 2015|

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Leslie Huffman, apple specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, retired March 1.

She joined OMAFRA in

Judge blisters EEOC for "frivolous" case against growers

By |March 20th, 2015|

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A federal judge has issued a blistering critique of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the agency had brought a

Washington governor declares drought in three regions

By |March 19th, 2015|

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency for three areas of the state, setting in motion money, temporary

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