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Associations seek grower support in piece-rate case

  • January 6th, 2015

Two associations are asking tree fruit growers to help defend a Washington State Supreme Court case regarding extra pay for piece-rate worker rest breaks. Read the request below from The Washington Farm Labor Association and Washington State Tree Fruit Association. To learn more about this case, read Sara Wixson’s [...]

  • Grape industry honors members

Grape industry honors members

  • January 6th, 2015

The Washington State Grape Society recognized the industry contributions of three members during its annual meeting held in November in Grandview, Washington.

Mike Means, who has served on countless grape industry committees for nearly three decades dealing with issues from clean plants to research to sustainable viticulture practices, received the [...]

  • Lisa Perry, Young Grower from Odell, Oregon

Lisa Perry, Young Grower from Odell, Oregon

  • December 23rd, 2014

age / 26
crops / pears, apples, cherries, berries, peaches, nectarines
business / Cody Orchards and Farm Stand
other experience / Learning from her stepfather on the family farm

I’m a fourth generation fruit farmer. My father passed away. However, my stepdad has been fantastic letting me continue farming. I [...]

  • Cherry Institute meeting set for January 16

Cherry Institute meeting set for January 16

  • December 18th, 2014

Cherry growers from the Pacific Northwest will gather at the 72nd Cherry Institute to learn the latest horticultural research, how to deal with tree and bud damage from recent cold temperatures, and how to improve shipping quality of fruit. The meeting is scheduled for January 16 at the Yakima [...]