Fruit businesses assess damage after Wenatchee fire

By |June 30th, 2015|

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A wildfire that started as a brush fire near Wenatchee over the weekend affected several tree fruit businesses and destroyed

2015 Fruit Crop Guesstimate is in

By |June 25th, 2015|

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Fruit growers and processors met in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24 to take an early shot at guessing the size

Growers wait for guest workers

By |June 19th, 2015|

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The Washington Farm Labor Association (WAFLA) is drawing attention to the plight of Mexican guest workers, who have been stranded

McGrath to lead Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation

By |June 19th, 2015|

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Sheryl McGrath has been appointed to succeed Dave Roseleip as president of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation.

Roseleip retired

Washington Apple Commission hires export coordinator

By |June 19th, 2015|

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Lindsey Huber has joined the Washington Apple Commission staff in Wenatchee as export marketing coordinator.

Huber earned a degree in agribusiness

Holtzinger Fruit Company hires Dave Henze as president

By |June 16th, 2015|

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Dave Henze has been appointed president of Holtzinger Fruit Company in Yakima, Washington, to succeed David Lawrence.

Henze has more than

WSU appoints Penn State’s DuPont to succeed Smith

By |June 16th, 2015|

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Tianna DuPont, extension educator with Pennsylvania State University, has been appointed by Washington State University to succeed Tim Smith as

Many WAFLA workers cleared to cross border

By |June 12th, 2015|

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(Updated June 18)
Nearly 200 workers who were designated for cherry harvest in Washington have been granted visa wavers by the

Organic exemption expected soon

By |June 9th, 2015|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture will soon introduce a rule exempting organic growers from paying mandatory promotion assessments to federal

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

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