WSDA seeking participants for vineyard study

By |September 19th, 2017|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is looking for participants for their vineyard survey.

Justices hear arguments on farmworker piece-rate wages

By |September 14th, 2017|

Washington State Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Sept. 14 at the Temple of Justice in Olympia on the question of whether employers should be mandated to pay their piece-rate workers a separate hourly rate for work not directly connected to production, such as training or waiting for equipment.

Apple maggot quarantine may include potted trees

By |September 13th, 2017|

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State officials in Washington are considering adding certain potted plants to the list of commodities affected by the apple maggot

Piece-rate details back in court

By |September 6th, 2017|

The legal vagaries of piece-rate compensation will continue Sept. 14 when Washington’s Supreme Court hears arguments about whether growers should have to pay their workers separately for meetings, traveling to and from orchards and other forms of “unproductive time.”

Grape & Wine Issues Caucus set for Nov. 14 in Yakima

By |August 30th, 2017|

Washington Winegrowers and the Washington Wine Institute will hold their Grape & Wine Issues Caucus on Nov. 14 in Yakima.

WAEF hosting ESL forum in Central Washington

By |August 29th, 2017|

The Washington Apple Education Foundation will host its fifth adult English as a second language forum on Sept. 13 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. The forum is open to providers of adult ESL located in Central Washington.

Perry, cider’s understated cousin, making its own name

By |August 29th, 2017|

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by Linda Weiford, WSUNews

An alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears that was a favorite drink of Napoleon’s is gaining popularity

Cosmic Crisp field day rescheduled

By |August 28th, 2017|

Washington State University has rescheduled its field day for the WA 38 apple, better known as Cosmic Crisp.

USApple 2017 forecast: big drop in Midwest, slight drop in West, slight increase in East

By |August 25th, 2017|

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Apple growers expect to produce upwards of 248.2 million bushels for the 2017-18 crop year, which is in line with

NAFTA is the talk of USApple Outlook conference

By |August 24th, 2017|

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The three parties to the North American Free Trade Agreement — the United States, Canada and Mexico — have entered

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